Assam: Section 144 Imposed in Nalbari For 60 Days

Guwahati: The Nalbari district administration in Assam has implemented Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) for a term of 60 days across the district with immediate effect.

The order was passed after enormous protests against the relocation of the Nalbari Civil Hospital conducted by various groups around the district utterly violated peace and tranquillity in a number of locations.

In a notification issued on Monday, the District Magistrate of Nalbari, Gitimoni Phukan stated that “there is the likelihood of a breach of peace and tranquillity in the district and in order to prevent such breach of peace and tranquility, there are sufficient grounds for proceeding 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973.”

According to the order, gatherings of five or more people are prohibited in public spaces, including fields, thoroughfares, streets and the grounds of government and semi-government offices.

It is forbidden to conduct a parade in public areas such as streets or public thoroughfares. Blasting of explosives, including firecrackers, in public places, streets and thoroughfares has also been made illegal, as has the obstruction of or attempt to block any person in the proper performance of their duties.

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