Friday, December 2, 2022

Sec.144 CrPC along Peren-Chümou border areas

Staff Reporter/Correspondent

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC has been imposed by Commissioner of Police (CP) Dimapur, along the Peren-Chümoukedima border, while by another order, DC Peren promulgated prohibitory orders at Lamhainamdi village and adjoining areas. Both orders were to effect law and order and to prevent further escalation of incident.
Prohibitory orders: Commissioner of Police Dimapur, Rotihu Tetseo IPS, through an order, imposed Section 144 CrPC in order to restore peace and prevent further breach of law & order along the Chümoukedima-Peren border area belt.
In another order, Deputy Commissioner Peren, Vineet Kumar IAS, also imposed Section 144 CrPC at Lamhainamdi village and adjoining areas, in view of the prevailing law and order situation.
Both the CP and DC, in their respective orders, have prohibited assembly more than five persons, carrying lethal weapons and firearms including lathis, dagger/ machete, sticks, spears, catapults or any other dangerous articles in the highway stretch from Vihuto village – Khehoyi Village- Kiyevi village area and along the Chümoukedima-Peren border belt and also in the disputed Lamhai Namdi village and adjoining areas.
CP Dimapur stated that since the notice cannot be served individually to all concerned, the order has been passed ex-parte due to security exigency.
Meanwhile, as per the DC Peren’s order, security personnel on duty and medical emergency services have been exempted from the purview of the restrictions. The DC also advised caution on all those travelling via Molvom-Kiyevi-Mhainamtsi-Peren, Dimapur-Pimla-Peren until further notice.
According to sources, there were reports of arson and firing incidents while also around 10 people were reportedly injured.
Meanwhile, DCP Crime and PRO Dimapur police, informed Nagaland Post that police were conducting investigation into the incident. He said the situation was tense but under control.
Addl forces deployed: Additional DG (Law & Order) Sandeep M. Tamgadge IPS, informed Nagaland Post that additional police personnel have been deployed on both sides (Dimapur-Peren border area).
He said IGP (Range) along with senior officers were camping in the area while necessary checking and frisking were being carried out in the affected areas. He said the personnel have been directed to ensure that peace is maintained at all cost.
SH demands security
Meanwhile, Sumi Hoho (SH) has appealed to the state government to immediately grant logistic support to the unarmed innocent victims who were grievously injured during the unfortunate incident while evicting the Lamhainamdi village.
SH president I. Nikheto Jimomi and general secretary Dr. Vihuto Asümi also urged upon the government to provide adequate security forces in the affected area, so that the neighbouring villages were protected against any untoward incident.
SH said such unwarranted incident would have been averted, had the government reciprocated to the appeals made by the several organizations. SH said the lackadaisical attitude to the matter had invited the unfortunate incident. SH also cautioned that “should the incident aggravate the government should be held solely responsible.”
CNTC and TPO appeal for clam
Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) and Tenyimi Peoples’ Organization (TPO) expressed concern over the unfortunate incident that took place at Lamhainamdi village and Kiyevi village area.
In a joint statement, CNTC president T Lanu Imchen and TPO president Timikha Koza have appealed to both parties to maintain calm and restrain from violence.
The signatories said both CNTC and TPO held an emergency meeting at Tourist Lodge, Dimapur on November 7 where they termed the incident as unfortunate. They appealed to both parties to give a chance to resolve the issue amicably.
Further, CNTC and TPO appealed to the state government to intervene at this stage so as to avoid further violence.

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