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To prevent organizations and groups of persons from carrying out agitation in parts of the West Police district in Guwahati, the DCP of the police district has issued a prohibitory order.

The deputy commissioner of police (DCP) of West Police district in the order said “some specified and unspecified persons or groups of persons or organizations/associations are likely to disturb normal functioning of offices, movement of public and flow of traffic in pans of West Police district, Guwahati”.

The DCP in the order said “it is apprehended that such groups of persons or organizations/ associations arc planning or carry out agitation/demonstration/shouting of slogans in parts of West Police district, Guwahati which may cause breach of peace and public order and may cause disturbance/interruption of peaceful movement of public traffic and also normal functioning of office in above mentioned area.”

The DCP said “it is necessary to take preventive measures to ensure peaceful movement of public, smooth flow of traffic and normal functioning of offices” in areas under the West police district.

The prohibitory order has been clamped under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, read with Assam government notification no. HMA 735/2008/Pt-I/243, issued on December 24, 2014.

In the order, DCP Nilesh Sawakare prohibits assembly of more than 5 persons, agitation, demonstration, procession and shouting slogans in the entire West Police district under Bharalumukh, Fatasil Ambari, Gorchuk, Jalukbari and Azara police stations without prior permission from the competent authority.

“Any person aggrieved by this order is, however, at liberty to appear before me for filling written objection, if any, for cancellation/modification of the order,” the DCP said.

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