From A Correspondent
SHILLONG, June 10: A day after the celebrations of the silver jubilee of Ri-Bhoi district ended prohibitory orders has again been clamped in the district.
It may be mentioned that on June 4, the District Magistrate of Ri-Bhoi District, CP Gotmare had lifted section 144 so as to eble people to the district to take part in the silver jubilee celebrations.
Gotmare in the order stated he has received information about sporadic incidents of arson and stone pelting which has led to damage to public as well as private properties during the period of revocation of restrictions imposed.
He also stated that he has been informed that the vested interests and miscreants are likely to take undue advantage of the revocation of prohibition of assembly of five, or more persons and may resort to violence /arson/illegal activities which may endanger the peace and tranquility in the District.
‘It is necessary to re-impose such restrictions to prevent any vested interests may misuse the revocation of restrictions on assembly and may endanger public safety and security through illegal activities,” Gotmare stated in the order.
As per the order, no assembly of members of public, having more than 5 (five) persons, shall be allowed to gather at any public place throughout the jurisdiction of Ri-Bhoi District between 6:00 pm to 6:00 am.
The order also prevents assembly of members of public, having more than 5 (flve) persons to gather at any government premises/offices/government organizations throughout the jurisdiction of Ri Bhoi district at any time.
Further, the order stated that no person shall carry firearms (except police personnel, paramilitary and military forces), sharp weapons, lathis and any other weapon (s) which may be used for intimidation as well as inflammable materials such as petrol, diesel, kerosene etc. in loose quantities.