144 CrPC clamped in Mokokchung Dist

144 CrPC clamped in Mokokchung Dist

KOHIMA, February 25: With election-related violence erupting in parts of Mokokchung district, the district administration on Sunday clamped 144 CrPC in the entire district to prevent any possible election-related violence.
On Saturday two supporters of NPP candidate received bullet injuries in Chungtia Village under Mkokchung district. Before the incident, around 30 NPF supporters had entered into the Chungtia Village and this led to the clashes with the supporters of NPP candidate who hails from the Village.
There was apprehension that supporters of various rival candidates might create law and order problem before the poll, the District Administration has clamped 144 CrPC in the whole of Mokokchung District today, said Abhijit Sinha, State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on Sunday, reported the NEPS.
144 CrPC was first imposed in Tuli areas after election-related violence erupted there and this was followed by imposition of 144 CrPC in Longkhum areas. Now the entire Mokokchung District has been placed under 144 CrPC to prevent any people from creating disturbances before and during the polls, the CEO stated.
He said Longkhum, Chungtia, Chuchuyimlang, Tuli and Aliba villages are highly vulnerable and informed that sufficient state and Central security personnel have already been positioned in these areas to prevent any election-related violence.
When asked whether any Naga underground cadres have been involving in election-related violence, he says, “Surprisingly, there is no case of any Naga underground armed cadres involving in election-related issues except the report of one NSCN (IM) cadre found involving in Longkhum area.”
They have to keep on vigil tonight, he says and further states that “We have to be on guard.”
“We already have more than 250 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), besides personnel from State’s 13 Battalions,” the CEO says. “We hope there should not be any problem as far as security measures are concerned.”
With regard to International border areas, Sinha says AR jawans have already beefed up their patrolling and been keeping vigil round the clock. (Page news Service)