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Dimapur Section 144 eased

Movement of essential services personnel are exempt from the prohibitory order
Locals buy vegetables, supplied by Assam Food Supply Department, during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic in Guwahati
Locals buy vegetables, supplied by Assam Food Supply Department, during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic in Guwahati
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Bhadra Gogoi   |   Dimapur   |   Published 05.04.20, 06:52 PM

Dimapur district magistrate and commissioner of police Rothihu Tetseo partially relaxed the prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC in the district from 9am to 2pm with effect from Monday.

The restriction was relaxed for the public to buy essential items within their respective colonies/villages, Tetseo said in an order.

The order, however, said the movement of general public would be restricted in Dimapur main town area and the highway stretch within the district.

Movement of essential services personnel are exempt from the prohibitory order.

Violation of the order would tantamount to punitive punishment under Section 188 of the IPC, the district magistrate said.

In another order, Dimapur deputy commissioner Anoop Khinchi directed opening of only those shops and business establishments such as pharmacies, petrol pumps, media house, essential commodities and vegetable shops from 9am to 2pm of Monday.

However, Khinchi, in an order, said the wholesale markets would remain open from 3am to 8am only. The order said the vegetable vendors would be allowed to sell vegetables in the colonies/villages only and not in the main market.

He said New Market would remain closed completely and asked the people to buy essential items from their respective colony/village shops.

Supplies: India Air Force aircraft IL-76 MD ferried the second consignment of medical supplies related to Covid-19 for Nagaland health and family welfare department and Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority.

The consignment of five tonnes arrived at Dimapur airport on Saturday and will be transported to Kohima for distribution to other districts, an official release said.

The Nagaland government thanked the IAF for the help rendered to the state in the fight against Covid-19.

IAF C130 J Super Hercules aircraft flew the first batch of critical medical supplies to the state on March 30.



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