Kohima: Peren deputy commissioner (DC) Sentiwapang Aier on Wednesday imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), 1973 in Jalukie and adjoining areas of the district in Nagaland after an indefinite bandh, called by the United Zeliangrong Youth Federation in relation to the March 22 killings, took a violent turn.
The DC through an order informed that the prevailing situation has become a threat to public peace and tranquility. The district magistrate issued the order to ensure that public peace and tranquility is maintained.
Sources informed EastMojo that a vehicle belonging to the additional deputy commissioner (ADC) was vandalised and torched by the public. Sources informed this correspondent that following the inaction of the state government to address the demands of the civil society organisations (CSOs), an indefinite bandh was called since Tuesday.
Sources said the vehicle of the administrator was burnt down by the public who reportedly claimed that it was not on official duty. At the time of filing the report, the situation was said to be under control.
Meanwhile, curfew has been imposed which prohibits the assembly of more than five persons, and carrying of any lethal weapons and arms in the areas in Jalukie town and adjoining areas; Peren district HQ/ Kejanglwa-Jalukie-Peren tri-junction to Mhainamtsi-Dimapur-Kohima tri-junction; and from Samziuram village gate towards Jalukie town.
On Tuesday, the DC had written to the home commissioner saying that a meeting which was held with the federation ended inconclusively. The federation had made known their decision to continue with the agitation until two of the demands by the CSOs were met.
One of the demands was to arrest the culprits involved in the killing under appropriate action of law and establish the identities within 10 days with effect from March 31. The other demand was the immediate termination of the post commander of the 9th IRB Coy from active service currently posted at Lamhainandi.
On March 22, three people were killed and two vehicles burnt down by unknown assailants along a disputed border area between Peren and Dimapur districts at Lamhainamdi.