Lockdown partially relaxed in Dmu

DIMAPUR, APR 4 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/4/2020 1:24:05 PM IST

Commissioner of Police and District Magistrate Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo, has partially relaxed the prohibitory order under Section 144 of CrPC starting April 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for public to buy essential items within their respective colonies/villages. 

In an order, the district magistrate stated that the movement of general public would, however, be restricted in the Dimapur main town area and all the highway stretch within the district.

Movement of officials, staff of departments of Police, Army, para-military forces, Home Guard and civil defence, judicial magistrates, district administration, doctors/medical staff/pharmacist, ambulance and private vehicle carrying medical patient, media, DMC & sanitation, Treasury, banks, Power, PHED, IOC, FCI, Food & Civil Supply, airport/ Railway staff and Telecom/Pvt. Internet Service Provider and vehicles transporting essential commodities have been exempted. The district magistrate cautioned that violation of the order would tantamount to punitive punishment Under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

DC Dimapur orders: The deputy commissioner (DC) Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi, Saturday ordered opening of only those shops and business establishments dealing pharmacies, petrol pumps, media house, essential commodities and vegetables “for public” starting April 6, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

DC stated that wholesale markets would remain open from 3am to 8am only. The order stated that vegetable vendors would be allowed to sell vegetables in the colonies/villages only and not in the main market. However, New Market would remain closed completely. Public have been directed to buy essential items from their respective colonies/village shops. 

With lockdown in force, DC said movement of all public was restricted except those coming out to avail essential services. In all the essential commodity shops, DC directed that social distancing to be strictly maintained. DC cautioned that any person violating the order would be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 besides legal action under Section 188 of the IPC. 

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