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Sec 144 imposed in Jorhat

By Correspondent

JORHAT, July 14 - Following Intelligence inputs about the possibility of subversive activities by criminals, the Jorhat District Magistrate (in-charge) today clamped Section 144 of the CrPC across the city and the inter-State border area of the district to prevent any untoward incident.

The district administration had imposed a similar order on May 13 this year after the Assembly election to maintain law and order across the district.

As per the order, a gathering of five or more people has been restricted at vital public places except shops, market complexes and some other areas. No mass protest or burning of effigies will be allowed in front of any government office or at public places. Except security personnel, no person will be allowed to move around with firearms or any weapons.

Pillion riding has also been banned under the order. However, female riders, children and elderly people have been exempted in this respect.

The district administration has further imposed night curfew up to a radius of 5 km within the border with Nagaland, which restricts the movement of groups of people and vehicles. Except vehicles carrying security personnel, government officials and patients or others due to any emergency situation, the movement of private and public vehicles is prohibited along the inter-State border from 8 pm to 5 am on a regular basis.

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