By our Staff Reporter
Lakhimpur, October 25: To ensure peaceful Kali Puja, Diwali and Chaat Puja celebration, the district administration convened a meeting at the DC office. The meeting was conducted by Dibakar Doley, Additiol Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of North Lakhimpur for discussing the steps taken for maintaining law and order in the district.
Representative of all the Kali Puja committees of North Lakhimpur attended the meeting along with the personnel of DC office, traffic department of Police and transport department. Mausumi Baruah, Adittiol Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Sanjib Kumar Baruah, Head of DIPR North Lakhimpur and Manjit Borkakoti, Circle Offier of North Lakhimpur district were present in the meeting. The meeting was conducted under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner of Lakhimpur, Debeswar Malakar.
“All the Kali Puja committees have been asked to cooperate, maintain rules and regulation and law and order. Tight security has been arranged for the upcoming Puja celebration in the district.The district administration will provide Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in the silent zone like Judicial Court, hospital and others for security purpose. The DC also asked the committees to submit their contact numbers to all the nearby police outpost and stations for instant help in case emargancy. He also said that Section 144 of the Indian Panel Code (IPC) will be strongly enforced and anybody with crimil record will be asked to execute an interim bond swearing against breaching public peace in the police stations concerned. Regarding Chaat Puja, all the ghats will be cleaned by the Municipal Board of North Lakhimpur and people have been requested to keep the ghats clean and maintain law and order for peaceful Puja celebration,” a police official said.
The district administration has banned the sale of loud sound crackers this Diwali and requested the people to cause less noise pollution. Any wholeseller selling loud sound crackers in the market will be punished under the CrPC. A ban has been enforced and the people have been requested not to burst any crackers between 10 pm till 6 am.
“We are taking all the necessary security measures to facilitate the pandal hoppers who will come to the city during the Puja. There are more around 20 Kali Puja pandals in the district. The district administration has already provided the guidelines to the Puja committees. The Puja organizers have been asked to provide identity cards to their volunteers. The norms for entrance and exit points in pandals have also been laid down. The committees have been asked to cut down all the unnecessary show-off and programmes and to try to make the Puja celebration simple with the basic necessities to lessen the chaos among the people,” said a district administration official.