The East Jaiñtia Hills district magistrate has clamped prohibitory orders under CrPC Section 144 along the India-Bangladesh border in the district to prevent smuggling and other crimes as well as infiltration which may cause spreading of the Covid-19.
The prohibitory orders will be in force in the border areas from 8 pm to 6 am the district magistrate said in the order.
The order prohibits use of edged weapons, patrol bombs, crackers, lathi charge etc. against BSF or serious breach of peace besides annoyance/ injury to BSF personnel on duty or otherwise and movement of persons on foot or vehicle/ carriage in public under the border belt.
Informing that BSF continues to man the 51.320 kms of the international boundary from BOP Khaliang to BOP Ratacherra in the district, the district magistrate said that the entire area is prone to smuggling of cattle/contraband goods, betel nut, betel leafs, dry fish, biri, cigarette, chai , patti etc. which may also be the medium of spreading the Covid-19.
The order is necessitated as it is also reported that the smugglers and other anti national elements gather in large numbers near the international border during night hours to carry out smuggling.