Nagaland: Section 144A CrPC Imposed In Three Districts
According to sources, To guarantee that there are no unfavourable situations when the elections are being conducted, the Dimapur Police also issued a prohibition order.
KOHIMA: In three districts of Nagaland, Section 144A of the CrPC is in effect. With immediate effect, anyone in the districts of Dimapur, Chumoukedima, and Niuland is not permitted to own or carry any weapons, following the authority granted by Section 144A of the Criminal Procedure Code to the Commissioner of Police and District Magistrate Kevithuto Sophie.
After the state's assembly elections were given a date, this action was taken. To guarantee that there are no unfavourable situations when the elections are being conducted, the Dimapur Police also issued a prohibition order.
The district magistrate issued another order directing all individuals with a license to possess firearms in the districts of Dimapur, Chumoukedima, and Niuland to deposit their firearms at the closest police station by no later than February 10.
According to sources, on Wednesday, the Election Commission released the calendar for the assembly elections in the three northeastern states of Meghalaya, Tripura, and Nagaland. On February 27, Nagaland will hold elections for the state's assembly. On March 2, the outcomes will be announced.
Section 144: What is it?
1973 saw the adoption of Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). This law gives the authority to the magistrate of any Indian state or union territory to issue an order preventing a meeting of four or more people in a particular location. Due to the numerous sections of Section 144, it is conceivable to file rioting charges against each and every participant in the "unlawful assembly" that qualifies as such.
When it was necessary to enact specific limits in the past to stop the emergence of certain protests or riots that could lead to disturbance, Section 144 was invoked. The authority to issue orders under Section 144 in cases of looming emergencies has been granted to the executive magistrate of the relevant jurisdiction.