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CP Dimapur imposes Sec 144A in Dimapur, Chumoukedima & Niuland

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, MARCH 18: In view of the forthcoming General Elections to the Lok Sabha, Commissioner of Police and District Magistrate of Dimapur Kevithuto Sophie has imposed Section 144A of CrPC in Dimapur, Chumoukedima and Niuland with immediate effect.
This Section prohibits any person from carrying arms (firearms, machete/daos, clubs, spears, explosives, catapults or any other articles designed or adopted as weapon for offence or defense) in their possession.
“This order is passed ex-parte due to emergent exigencies and shall remain in force till further notice”, stated the order.
Deputy Commissioner of Mokokchung, Thsuvisie Phoji has ordered that with the announcement of election to the 18th Lok Sabha. 2024 by the Election Commission of India, the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) has come into force with immediate effect under Mokokchung district.
The DC also issued prohibitory orders under Section 144Cr.P.C, 1973 banning the carrying of licensed arms since announcement of election till the declaration of results. It further directed ex-parte all the arms licence holders under Mokokchung district to deposit their Arms Licence along with weapon at the nearest police station as per the address given in the licence on or before March 30. The respective Officer-in-Charge of the police stations shall furnish a detailed report on such deposit and seizure.
Failure to submit the arms Licence and weapon within the stipulated time shall be liable to penal action as per relevant Section of the law.
In another order, District Magistrate, Mokokchung, also instructed the enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct with immediate effect and directed to all concerned, especially those villages/inhabitants residing in the border areas of the Nagaland and Assam border that the carrying of any fire arms, including air-guns shall remain restricted in Mokokchung district with immediate effect till the declaration of the election result.
Failure to adhere to the above directive shall be liable to penal action as per relevant Section of the law.
(Page News Service)