Guwahati: Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure in the area of Central Police District, Guwahati has been imposed by the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police. All the landlords and property owners of the area should refrain from renting or sub-letting accommodation to any person without prior permission from the Officer-in-Charge of the concerned police station.
It came into effect from October 15 and shall remain in force for another 60 days, unless it is withdrawn earlier.
A notification was issued in this regard stating the reason behind it. "It is apprehended that terrorist/anti-social elements may seek hideouts in the residential area of the said police district and there is every likelihood of breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquillity and also there is likelihood of grave danger to human life and safety and injury of public property on that account," the notification said.
Any person offending the order will be punishable under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.