Night curfew clamped in Indo-Bangla border

India Bangladesh border
India Bangladesh border

Silchar: Night curfew and prohibitory orders have been clamped along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Assam’s Cachar district with immediate effect, an official release said on Tuesday.

The order has been promulgated in view of the movement of extremist elements out to create law and order problem in the district and also unauthorised movement of commodities, including cattle from the district through the areas surrounding the district borders.

The order will remain in force for the next two months, the release added.

Cachar deputy commissioner Keerthi Jalli issued an order by which movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between sunset to sunrise within one km radius of Indo-Bangladesh border of Cachar district.

No person shall be allowed to move on Surma river or on its high bank within the limit of the territory in actual control of India in the district between sunset to sunrise.

No person shall be allowed to ply their boats on the river for fishing and the requisite permission has to be obtained from the Katigorah circle officer.

No person will be allowed to carry on any vehicle, handcart, rickshaw or any other modes of transport, essential commodities like sugar, rice, wheat, edible oil, salt and others between sunset to sunrise within the five km belt inside the district along the Bangladesh border.

The order will, however, not apply to the state and central government employees on duty in the border areas.

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