Guwahati: Section 144 has been imposed in parts of the capital city of Guwahati on Monday. As per the order issued, the prohibitory section was imposed in view of possible law and order situation in the Guwahati police east district of the city.
“Whereas it has been mode to appear to me that some specified and unspecified persons or groups of persons or organisations /associations are likely to disturb normal functioning of offices, movement of public and now of traffic in pans of Sixmile under fly over bridge toward Panjabari, East Police District, Ouwahati and it is apprehended that such groups of persons or organisations / associations are planning to carry out agitation/demonstration/shouting of slogans in parts of East Police District, Guwahati which may cause breach of peace and public order and may cause disturbance/interruption of peaceful movement of public, traffic and also normal functioning of Offices in above mentioned area,” the order said.
To take preventive measures to ensure peaceful movement of public smooth flow of traffic and normal functioning of offices in above mentioned area, the deputy commissioner of police, East Police District, Guwahati, prohibited assembly of more than five persons, agitation. demonstration, procession and shouting slogans in the entire East Police District, Guwahati covering Dispur, Bhangagarh, Basistha, Hatigaon, Sonapur and Khetri Police Station area under it without prior permission from competent authority.
Any person aggrieved by this order was, however, at liberty to appear before city police for filing written objection, if any, for cancellation/modification of the order.
The city has been witnessing several protest rallies recently by various groups over the high inflation and price rise of essential commodities.