SILCHAR, Dec 18: Cachar district administration by an order clamped 144 CrPC along the Indo-Bangla border of Cachar stretch in order to pre-empt the possible infiltration of extremists as well as to control the movement of smugglers and antisocial elements engaged in cross-border crime. The order prohibits movement within a kilometre of the border and along the Surma river from 8 pm to 5 am.
Restriction has also been imposed on sailing of boats on Surma river during the period without obtaining licence from the Gaon Panchayat and countersigned by the Cachar Zila Parishad chief executive officer. However, the circle officer of Katigorah can issue permits to fishermen and local residents for fishing in the river, the order states.
The prohibitory order further states that from 8 pm to 5 am, nobody can carry rice, sugar, kerosene and other commodities by using rickshaw, cart or other modes of transport. However, Central and State government employees are exempted from this restrictive order. This prohibition will remain effective for two months from today. THE SENTINEL