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    Assam: Section 144 imposed in Neelapani Lake in Samaguri

    The decision came after two incidents of death by drowning has occurred in the lake recently, making it dangerous for any person to get down into the water for swimming.

    Guwahati: To ensure public safety and security of the lives of the people and tourist visiting Neelapani Lake in Samaguri, the office of the Sub-divisional Magistrate, Kaliabor has imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in the Neelapani Lake for an indefinite period.

    Neelapani Lake also known as Paradise Lake or Blue Water Lake is located in Kathalguri GP under Samaguri police station in Nagaon.

    The decision came after two incidents of death by drowning has occurred in the lake recently, making it dangerous for any person to get down into the water for swimming.

    The magistrate office issued a prohibitory order where following actions has been strictly prohibited:

    • Getting down/jumping/diving into the water of the Neelapani Lake is strictly prohibited.
    • Swimming or any attempt to swim in the water of Neelapani Lake is strictly prohibited.
    • Consumption of alcohol/liquor or drugs in and around the lake has been prohibited by the magistrate office.

    The order came into force with effect from November 8 and any violation of the above mentioned prohibitory order will have to face strict action of the violation under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

    The Neelapani Lake became a popular tourist attraction where huge numbers of people thronged to visit the lake from across the state.

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