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Guwahati: Community Fishing Continues in Deepor Beel amid Section 144

SHIVALIKA PATRANABISH | January 04, 2021 11:59 hrs

GUWAHATI: Community fishing continues in Deepor Beel amid the imposition of section 144 in the area by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), West police district, Nabaneet Mahanta. 


People were seen violating the rules in the ecologically imbalanced Deepor Beel. A huge crowd gathered in the area for fishing despite the authorities prohibiting assembly of more than 5 persons in and around the Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary for community fishing. 


As
per sources, half of the crowd had come from the main city and most of them were seen flaunting fish in their hands. 


"We imposed section 144 after the forest department enabled it. We are ready to help them further if the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) approaches us on this matter. It isn’t viable to deploy more personnel in the area," DCP Nabaneet Mahanta told G Plus when asked about the violation.


Previously, the Divisional Forest Officer, Guwahati Wildlife Division (DFO) apprised the DCP that some people from villages around and adjoining Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary in tandem with people from various fringe parts of Guwahati City are likely to venture out to organize community fishing on 3rd January 2021. Following which, the authorities prohibited assembly of more than 5 persons in and around the Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary for community fishing under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. 

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