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Peren bandh passes off peacefully

Nagaland News

KOHIMA, MARCH 23: Civil society organisations in Peren district today imposed a lightening total bandh throughout the district in protest against the killing of 3 persons by armed miscreants last evening.

The bandh passed off peacefully amidst tense situation in and around Jalukie town where the incident took place. Sources said CSOs are planning for further protest to demand arrest of the killers.
Though the State Government has rushed police to the area, it has come under flak due to its poor handling of the situation which has been prevailing in the area for quite some time now.
According to a source, a Joint Verification Report has been submitted to the State Government after the March 2 incident. However, the State Government had failed to secure the area. Sources said some cleared jungles in the disputed area falls under the earmarked area for Indian Air Force.
144 CrPC in Peren-Dimapur border stretch
In view of the prevailing situation concerning the incident at Lamhainamdi village, the Deputy Commissioner of Peren, Sentiwapang Aier has imposed curfew in the disputed areas prohibiting assembly of more than 5 persons and carrying of any lethal weapon and arms from Mhainamtsi (Kohima-Dimapur) junction towards Mhainamtsi Police Check Gate to Heningkungwla Police Check Gate bordering Dimapur district.
The order came into force from 9 pm, March 23 and would remain in force till further orders.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo has also promulgated 144 CrPC prohibiting assembly of more than 5 persons, carrying lethal weapons and firearms including lathis, dagger/machete, sticks, spears, catapults or any other dangerous articles in the highway stretch from Vihuto village-Khehoyi village-Kiyevi village area.
The order came into effect from 9 pm, March 23 and would remain enforced until further orders. (Page News Service)