GAURISAGAR: The Sivasagar district administration has imposed night curfew in the areas of the district along the Assam-Nagaland inter-State border.
Additional District Magistrate Bidit Das, vide an order issued on October 4, imposed restrictions under Section 144 CrPC reinforcing night curfew from 6 pm to 6 am in the areas of the Assam side bordering Nagaland and thereby prohibiting the movement of any person, group of persons and any vehicular traffic in the 5-km belt of Assam side in Sivasagar district bordering Nagaland. The areas where the restrictions have been imposed are Haluwating, Gelekey and Bihubor police station of Assam-Nagaland border.
The restrictions have been imposed to prevent anti-social elements and extremists coming across the Assam- Nagaland border. The restrictions have also been imposed to prevent any unlawful activities resulting in injury or loss of human life, extortion and destruction of national and public properties in the areas of Assam-Nagaland border falling within the district of Sivasagar.
However, magistrates, security personnel of Army, CRPF, police and civil officials on duty have been exempted from the purview of this prohibitory order. The order has come into force with immediate effect and will remain in force for a period of 60 days. Any violation of this order will be punishable under provisions of Section 188 IPC.