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3-day total lockdown in Dimapur

3-day total lockdown in Dimapur
DIMAPUR, MAR 31 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/31/2020 12:45:37 PM IST

Following the imposition of Section 144 CrPC in Dimapur district on March 24, 2020, the commissioner of police & district magistrate Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo, has promulgated further prohibitory order for total restriction of public and vehicular movement in the district from 6am of April 1, 2020 to 12 midnight of April 3, 2020.

In the prohibitory order, the commissioner of police & district magistrate Dimapur, clarified that a situation has arisen that warranted restriction on movement of the public in order to ensure self isolation and social distancing in public places.

The CP however stated that police/army/para-military forces/magistrate on duty/doctors and medical staff on duty/media, treasury, banks, power, PHED, Telecom and vehicular transportation of essential commodities have been exempted from the purview of the lockdown. CP warned that violation of the order would be liable for punishment under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

DC orders closure

 Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, Anoop Kinchi in a separate order on March 31, under the Sec.6(2)(I) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, has directed all shops, commercial and private establishments to remain closed with effect from April 1, 202 till April 3, 2020 midnight.

However, DC stated that personnel of the police, army, paramilitary force including magistrate, doctors/medical staff including private hospitals & clinics, bank staff and persons engaged in emergency services have been exempted.

STF deployed to enforce lockdown: DG

Correspondent

KOHIMA, MAR 31 (NPN): State home department has deployed 50 personnel of Special Task Force (STF) in the district on Tuesday for strict enforcement of the lockdown. Confirming this, director general of police (DGP) TJ Longkumer told Nagaland Post that there were already eight companies of Police force deployed in Dimapur district.

Asserting that citizens must show social responsibility in such a situation for the safety of all, Longkumer reminded the people of the situation in Mizoram where not a single cop was seen on the streets as citizen chose to remain indoors.

On involving organisations for ensuring the lockdown, Longkumer said it was the responsibility of every individual. However, if required, he said the state government would involve NGOs for strict implementation of the various orders issued during this lockdown period. He also informed this correspondent that as per a decision of the State cabinet, total lockdown in Dimapur would begin from 6 am on Wednesday.

He reiterated his appeal to all citizens to abide by the advisories of the State government and to show social responsibility by staying indoors, maintaining social distance and abiding by law so that security personnel need not be forced to use force on them.

Meanwhile, it has been learnt that the home department was also contemplating to deploy 9 and 11 IR battalion in Dimapur district.

Medical stores to remain shut in Dmu

Nagaland Medicine Dealers Association (NMDA) has directed all medical shops to remain closed from April 1, 2020 till further notice and until the state government comes up with proper guidelines.
While expressing regret for the inconvenience, NDMA president Ato Yepthomi stated that they were compelled to shut due to alleged harassment by authorities during the shutdown. “Until the Government comes up with proper guidelines, we are not in a position to open our respective shops,” Ato stated.
 

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