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Section 144 clamped along Indo-Bangladesh border in Cachar

Silchar: Section 144 CrPC has been clamped along the Indo-Bangladesh border in the Cachar district with immediate effect. The order will be in effect for 2 months.

In an order issued to this effect here on Saturday, Deputy Commissioner, Keerthi Jalli promulgated night curfew under Section 144 CrPC along Bangladesh border of Cachar district.

Movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited in between sunset to sunrise within one km radius of Indo-Bangladesh border of Cachar district . No person shall move on the river Surma and on its high bank within the limit of the territory in actual control of India in the district of Cachar between the hours of sunset to sunrise.

In view of the movement of extremist elements out to create law and order problem in the district and also unauthorised movement of commodities, including cattle from the district through the areas surrounding the district borders, the order has been promulgated.

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It was stated in the order that no person will be allowed to ply boat in the river Surma for fishing purpose and the permission for fishing has to be obtained from the Circle Officer, Katigorah.

It also further stated that no person shall carry on any vehicle, handcart, rickshaw or any other modes of transport, sugar, rice, wheat, edible oil, SK Oil, salt etc between sunset to sunrise within 5 km belt inside the district boundary of Cachar along Bangladesh border. Permit may be issued in this regard by the Circle Officer, Katigorah, who will only provide relaxation for specific purpose after verification from the local supply officials with a copy to the District Magistrate Cachar and the commandant 1st Bn BSF ,Dholechera.

This order shall not apply to the state and central government employees on duty in the border areas, said an official release.

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