Lok Sabha Polls: Section 144 imposed in Dispur, Bhangagarh, Hatigaon and other areas
GUWAHATI: With a view to maintain peace and public order ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 Govt. of Assam has been ordered by Ramandeep Kaur, Deputy Commissioner of Police, East Police District, Guwahati on March 15.
The East Police District of Guwahati covers the area of Dispur, Bhangagarh, Hatigaon, Sonapur and Khetri Police Sation.
The order mentioned that the decision was taken since some group of people or organisations are likely to disturb the normal functioning of offices, movement of public and flow of traffic in parts of east police district of Guwahati.
The order prohibits assembly of more than five persons, agitation, demonstration, procession etc in the area.
The Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. The polling in Assam will take place in three phases on April 11, 18 and 23.
Under Section 144, an assembly of more than 5 persons if without permission is found involved in agitation, demonstration, procession and shouting slogans, will be strictly dealt with.
The order shall remain in force from March 15 till further notice.