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Sec 144 CrPC revoked in Ri-Bhoi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Jun 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From A Correspondent

SHILLONG, June 4: The Ri-Bhoi district administration on Sunday revoked its prohibitory order clamped in the district in the wake of incidents of arson following the Khasi Students’ Union protest against the construction of railhead at Rongho village and the subsequent arrests of its leaders on May 27. This decision was taken in view of the silver jubilee celebrations of Ri-Bhoi district scheduled to begin on June 5.

The deputy commissioner of the district CP Gotmare said that the decision to revoke clamping of Section 144 CrPC was done so as to eble people to participate in the celebrations.

“It was considered that people may not be able to participate and enjoy the celebrations wholeheartedly, if the restrictions on assembly are continued,”Gotmare added.

He said that the request of various NGOs, eminent citizens and public leaders were considered to revoke section 144 CrPC.

The deputy commissioner also said that various NGOs, eminent citizens and public leaders have appealed to the people of Ri-Bhoi district to maintain peace and tranquility.

Gotmare also informed that the district administration has taken adequate measure to tackle any law and order problem/emergencies in view of the Silver Jubilee celebrations.

The deputy commissioner however said that there is restrictions on carrying of firearms, sharp weapons, lathis and any other weapon which may be used for intimidation.

Meanwhile, the KSU, North Khasi Hills unit today clarified that it does not intend to disrupt the Silver Jubilee celebration of the formation of Ri-Bhoi district.

“The KSU had only expressed its concern over the security of the indigenous people while opposing railway line which we feel is more important than the Silver Jubilee celebrations,” the KSU unit said.

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