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Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal orders probe in Hailakandi Incident

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal orders probe in Hailakandi Incident

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 May 2019 2:23 PM GMT

Hailakandi: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal orders probe in Hailakandi Incident on Friday evening.

Additional Chief Secretary Rajiv Bora was given the charge to look into the entire matter.

Meanwhile, as per the direction of CM Sonowal, Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Mukesh Agarwal and Commissioner of Barak Valley Anubaruddin Choudhury is on their way to Hailakandi to take stock of the situation in the region.

It is to be noted that a clash between two groups in Hailakandi district broke out earlier due to which Administration on May 10, 2019 imposed Section 144 of the CrPC..1973.

As per an order copy by the District Magistrate of Hailakandi District, Keerthi Jalli today stated that an emergency has arisen which necessitates immediate action and speedy remedy for the maintenance of public order and tranquillity.

The order copy also states that due to the sudden law and order situation in the District between groups who are trying to indulge in violence and create communal violence, there is the apprehension of grave risks and danger to human life and properties.

Therefore, the district magistrate ordered that no one who has not got a special permit from the District Magistrate cannot go about in public or leave their residences within the limit of Hailakandi Town from May 10 with immediate effect.

It may be mentioned that tension had already intensified in the region after two groups allegedly got into a scuffle a week ago.

Note: Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) of 1973 empowers an executive magistrate to prohibit an assembly of more than four persons in an area. According to 141-149 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the maximum punishment for engaging in rioting is rigorous imprisonment for 3 years and/or fine.

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