Ban orders promulgated in Kaziranga National Park
Through an official notification, Pabitra Kr Das, Sub divisional Magistrate, Kaliabor, imposed Section 144 CrPC with immediate effect in Kaziranga National Park
NAGAON: Through an official notification, Pabitra Kr Das, Sub divisional Magistrate, Kaliabor, imposed Section 144 CrPC with immediate effect in Kaziranga National Park and restricted traditional community fishing as well as assembly of five persons and more in Kaziranga National Park as well as Tiger Reserve and its peripheral areas especially in the beels and other wetlands of the park falling under Kaliabor subdivision in the district.
Besides, the authority concerned also put strict restrictions of carrying fishing equipment including nets and other tools as well as other arms including fire arms, lethal weapons, etc inside the scheduled locations.
However, it is stated in the same notification that police or security personnel, forest officials, guards and other government servents have been exempted from the purview of the strict restrictions imposed by the authority concerned of the sub division.
This prohibition order comes into force with immediate effect and will continue until further notification or order, the notification added further. It is worth mentioning here that during Magh Bihu festival especially just ahead of its celebration, people from some communities apparently come to the wetlands as well as other beels located at Kaziranga National Park and its peripheral areas for community fishing and allegedly flout the provisions of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and pose a threat to the bio-diversity of the park.