Guwahati: The Sonitpur district administration has imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in the areas under Thelamara and Dhekiajuli police stations from 10 pm on August 5 until further notice as violent clashes took place between two groups over a rally in the district on Wednesday.
District magistrate, Sonitpur, in an official order, said, “There exists a grave law-and-order situation due to the present scenario at village Goruduba and Bharahingori of Paschim Borgaon GP under the Thelamara PS Area, and whereas the groups are trying to indulge in the violence in the name of protest and given the present events there is an apprehension of grave risks and danger to human life and properties if persons are allowed to move freely.”
Several people were injured in the clash between two groups in the district. Police had to resort to blank fire to disperse the mob. Several bikes and a four-wheeler were burnt in by the clash.
The order added, “An emergency has arisen which necessitates immediate action and speedy remedy for the maintenance of public order and tranquillity. Therefore considering the above facts and circumstances…no one who has not got a special permit from the undersigned shall to go about in public or leave their house within the limit of Thelamara and Dhekiajuli PS area w.e.f 10.00 PM of 5th August 2020 until further order.”