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Section 144 CrPC promulgated in Assam district before polls

GUWAHATI: Apprehending breach of peace and tranquility, the Hailakandi district administration has been clamped Section 144 in the entire district in view of the impending parliamentary elections on April 18.
In an order issued to this effect on Monday, District Magistrate, Keerthi Jalli said that Section 144 CrPc has been promulgated in the entire district in view of reports and happenings that there is every likelihood of disturbance in connection with ensuing parliamentary elections.
The order that comes into force from 5 pm on Tuesday will continue till April 19.
The order prohibits the assembly of five or more persons in front of polling stations or any other public places or carrying of fire arms and weapons. It also prohibits bursting of fire crackers, holding of public meetings, procession, dharna and rallies.
The order states that no campaign can take place once the campaigning ends and that no persons or party functionaries who are not voters of the constituency can remain there as their continued presence may vitiate the atmosphere for free and fair polls.
Anyone violating the order will be dealt with strictly as per provisions of IPC, the order stated.

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