Kohima: Deputy commissioner of Peren Sentiwapang Aier, on Tuesday, imposed section 144 CrPc in the bordering areas with Dimapur after three persons were killed and two vehicles burnt down by unknown assailants at Lamhainamdi village.
The order was passed in view of the prevailing situation at Lamhai Namdi (UR), an unrecognised village on Monday resulting in loss of life and destruction of property, leading to tensions in the nearby area.
An order from the DC said that based on the prevailing law & order situation around the disputed area, it is fully satisfied that there is sufficient reason/grounds for taking precautionary measures and necessitates passing of Prohibitory Order under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) 1973 to ensure that there is no untoward incidents of law and order, as well as further loss of life and property.
Considering the exigencies of the circumstances, the DC, who is the District Magistrate, in exercise of powers conferred to him under Section 144 of CrPC 1973 had promulgated a Prohibitory Order and imposed curfew in the disputed areas prohibiting assembly of more than five persons.
The order also prohibited carrying of any lethal weapon and arms from Mhainamtsi (Kohima-Dimapur) Junction towards Mhainamtsi police checkpoint to Heningkungwla police checkpoint bordering Dimapur District.
The order came into force at 9.00 PM on Tuesday and will remain effective until further orders.
Meanwhile, sources informed EastMojo that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) will be visiting the district on Wednesday to conduct further investigations.
Residents in Jalukie also observed a candlelight vigil on Tuesday night to pay tribute to the deceased.