Imphal: Imphal West district administration has imposed Section 144 of CrPC from Thursday evening onwards in view of the likelihood of serious breach of peace, disturbance to public tranquility and grave danger to human lives and properties in the area.

District magistrate Th Kirankumar said on account of unlawful activities of some social elements in the district, the restrictions will be place for two months with effective from 5:30 pm Thursday.

Early on Thursday morning, a bomb blast had taken place in front of a shop belonging to one Muhammad Tolen of Koirengei in Imphal West district. However, no injury was reported since it occurred early in the morning, as per reports.

It is desirable that any breach of peace, disturbance to public tranquility and danger to human life and property should be immediately prevented, the district magistrate said in a order.

The order further said that in view of the material facts and circumstances, it is the opinion of the court of the district magistrate that there is sufficient ground for proceeding under section 144 of CrPC , 1973.

During this period, assembly of five or more persons is prohibited since it is likely to turn unlawful. Moreover, carrying sticks, stones, firearms without valid licence or objects of any description, which can be used as offensive weapons is strictly prohibited, it said.

However, the magistrate said that the restriction will not apply to government agencies involving in the enforcement of law and order and the maintenance of essential services.

Meanwhile, organising events like rallies, processions for socio-political, customary, religious objectives or for entertainment, involving the assembly of five or more persons must take prior permission from the district magistrate for relaxation from the operation of the order, it said.

No processions or rallies involving assembly of five or more persons must take out until permission from the district magistrate is obtain, said Kirankumar.

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