144 CrPC imposed in Dimapur District

144 CrPC imposed  in Dimapur District

Dimapur, March 22: Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo, IPS has in an order issued today promulgated Section 144 CrPC in Dimapur district with effect from 6 am of March 24 till further orders for maintaining public health, safety and order in the district.
The order prohibits assembly or gathering of more than five persons. However, certain pre-arranged gatherings will be subjected to special permission from the CP office.
The order also prohibited all vehicular movement of non-essential nature.
However, police, para-military forces, magistrate on duty, doctors and medical staff, media and persons engaged in emergency services have been exempted from the purview of the order. In addition, all essential commodity outlets are also exempted.
The CP warned that violators of the order will be liable for punishment under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.
Later talking to media persons, the Commissioner of Police said, “This is not a curfew in its full form. It is a restraining order for the public to remain indoors in order to prevent the outbreak of the contagious Corona Virus in Dimapur which may spread to other districts of the State.”
He said that movements of people and private vehicles will be permitted if it is for essential service. But unnecessary vehicle and public movements will be discouraged and sent back.
“Auto rickshaws and private carriers will be allowed to ply if they are moving out for procuring or for availing essential services and food items by the public”, he said.
“People should avail the relaxations only for essential services”, he said.
“If there are more than 5 people we will ask them to go back to their houses, unnecessarily people should not come out of their houses in case if it is not an urgent one”, he said.
On check gates, he said all the entry points are being monitored and entry of people are being screened at the check gate by the medical team present in the gate.
When queried that there are many entry points from where people regularly enters Dimapur and there are no checking in those entry points, Rothihu Tetso said, “We are trying to place check gates at all those unmanned entry points, and to have a check gate we need the permission of the government but in certain situations even the Officer-in-charge of a police station can install a temporary check gate for frisking and screening and that is being followed in many unmanned entry points of Dimapur”.
The CP said that the imposition of curfew in Dimapur is not a law and order issue but it has been promulgated to maintain the public health.
He informed that all passenger trains are suspended for 10 days except goods train.
(Page News Service)