Kohima: Amid a land dispute between Jaboka and Yannu villages over an area in Konhoa in Nagaland‘s Mon district, Tizit additional deputy commissioner (ADC) Pakon Phom has notified prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in the disputed areas.

The land dispute has resulted in damaging of paddy fields, burning of shacks and huts and cutting down of plantation crops and trees, as per reports.

Through an order, the ADC said that there are sufficient grounds for promulgation of the prohibitory order under Section 144 of the CrPC, 1973 for maintaining public safety and peace and tranquility in the sub-division.

The order, which will remain in force till further orders, covers the 2 km stretch from Loakho village junction to Longting village under Tizit in Mon district.

It prohibits gathering of more than five persons at a time in public or private places is prohibited. It also prohibits movement of public and movement of all non-essential vehicular movement including passenger vehicles.

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The order exempts district administration, police, paramilitary forces, magistrate on duty, doctors, medical staff and persons engaged in emergency services. In addition, all movement of essential commodity has also been exempted.

The ADC warned of violation of the prohibitory order notifying that if anyone is found guilty, the violator will be liable for punishment under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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