Apprehending serious breach of public peace and tranquility, additional district magistrate of Sivasagar district in eastern Assam Bidit Das vide an order has imposed several restrictions under Section 144 CrPC across the district in view of the ensuing parliamentary election.
The order prohibited the forming of assembly of five or more persons for unlawful purposes; holding of meeting or demonstration, rallies, taking out procession or shouting any slogans on any road, public places, creating martyrs’ tombs, wall-writing, printing slogans etc at any thoroughfare or other places on any visible site, individually or collectively; collection and subscription in any manner or from any person, business establishments, office or intimidation of any person for such collection.
The order has come into force with immediate effect and will remain in force for 60 days or until further order. Any violation of this order will be punishable under Section 188 IPC.
However, magistrate, security personnel of Army, CRPF, police and civil officials deployed on duty are exempted from the purview of this prohibitory order besides any authorized person engaged on government duty and those exempted by or under authority from district magistrate, additional district magistrate or sub-divisional magistrate of Sivasagar and Nazira.