Section 144 imposed in Guwahati

GUWAHATI: Assam administration has imposed section 144 of CrPC in Central Police District of Guwahati over intelligence inputs that terrorists or anti-social elements may seek hideouts in residential areas.

The prohibitory orders has been issued in the Central Police District of Guwahati where the landlords in the area has been asked to not rent out accommodation to any person until he/she furnishes his/her particulars to the officer-in-charge of the police station concerned, news agency PTI reported.

The Central Police District of Guwahati includes the areas under the jurisdiction of Chandmari, Noonmati, Geetanagar, Paltan Bazar, Pan Bazar, Latasil, Satgaon and Pragjyotishpur police stations. The order shall come into force with immediate effect and shall remain in force for 60 days unless withdrawn earlier.

Ranveer, Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Guwahati Central Police District, had issued the order on Thursday where he asked landlords to submit details of their future tenants to the police station before renting out accomodation.

“Reports received that due to the situation prevailing in the area of Central Police District, Guwahati, it is apprehended that terrorists/anti-social elements may seek hideouts in the residential area of the said police district.

“There is every likelihood of breach of peace and disturbances of public tranquility and also there is likelihood of grave danger to human life and safety and injury of public property on that account,” it said.

The order, however, did not specify the “prevailing situation” in the Central Police District of Guwahati.

“It is necessary that some checks should be put on landlords/tenants so that terrorists/anti-social elements in the guise of tenant may not cause explosion, riot, shootout, affray, etc, and that immediate action is necessary for the prevention of the same,” the order said.

with inputs from PTI

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