Kohima, February 12: The Manipur Government has imposed Section 144 of CrPC along the border with Nagaland (under Sonsong sub-division) for two months from February 11 to thwart any untoward incident due to uneasy situation prevailing in the area.
In an exparte order, District Magistrate, Senepati District, Th. Kirankumar prohibited assembly of 5 or more persons, which is likely to turn unlawful, and carrying of sticks, stones, firearms without a valid license, weapons or objects of any description that can be used as offensive weapons.
The order said information has been laid before the Magistrate by the Superintendent of Police, Senapati that incidents of persons carrying weapons suspected to be from Nagaland side were seen and there is likelihood of serious breach peace, disturbance to public tranquility and grave danger to human life and properties within the area, which is described in the schedule on account of unlawful activities of some anti-social elements.
“Persons desirous of taking out rallies or processions for socio-political, customary, religious objectives or for entertainment, involving the assembly of five or more persons within the scheduled area shall apply to the undersigned for permission by way of relaxation from the operation of this orders and they shall not take out processions or rallies or cause such assembly of persons until permission is obtained by them,” the order stated.
There has been land dispute between the two states in some areas, including picturesque Dzukou valley. To prevent unhealthy situation in the area, Nagaland State had also deployed police in the area.
(Page News Service)