As an emergent step in order to prevent any untoward incident that is likely to cause breach of public peace and tranquility in the district and endanger the safety of public life and property, Dibrugarh district magistrate cum deputy commissioner Biswajit Pegu has imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in entire Dibrugarh district prohibiting several activities. The order has come into force with effect from June 15 and will remain in force a period of

60 days. Any violation of the order will be punishable under section 188 of the IPC.

As per the order, assembly of five or more persons in any public place, carrying of lethal weapons and arms in public places including lathis, daggers, sticks, spears, swords etc has been prohibited. Similarly there is a curb on public rally, procession, demonstrations, strikes including hunger strike, dharnas, shouting slogans in public place causing obstruction to public roads and highways, footpath and normal movement of traffic, effigy burning, forceful subscriptions, donations, extortion in any manner or form from any person, business establishments and office.

Bursting or throwing of crackers, inflammable materials on the street or on public, pedestrians, moving or stationery vehicles, throwing of colours and or any objectionable materials in public place, or members of the general public, particularly women and children has also been prohibited.

Using loud speaker between 10pm to 6am, use of tinted or opaque glasses, wearing of olive green uniform (Army uniforms/combat dress/fatigues) has been prohibited. The order will however not be applicable in respect of police and Army personnel on duty Magistrates, Judicial Officers and persons engaged on government duty and other law enforcing agencies and in case of official works and functions.


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