GUWAHATI: Following the killing of three persons in Nagaland ’s Lamhai Namdi village on Monday evening resulting in the destruction of property and loss of life leading to tension in the nearby area, the Peren district administration has imposed section 144 of CrPC in the area on Wednesday.
Meantime, Nagaland Police has set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by a senior police officer, to probe the killing. So far, there was no arrest till the filing of this report.
Tension prevailed in the area after three persons were killed by unidentified gunmen at Lamhainamdi village in Peren district. As per police, the incident happened when the victims were clearing a jungle for farming purposes in the area, which is said to be a point of contention between two communities.
Police said the bodies of the deceased along with their vehicle were found burnt.
On Wednesday, the Peren district administration in its order said, “In view of the prevailing situation concerning the incident at Lamhai Namdi Village and based on prevailing law and order situations around the disputed area, the district magistrate is fully satisfied that there is sufficient reason/grounds for taking precautionary measures and necessitates passing of Prohibitory Order under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) 1973 to ensure that there is no untoward incidents of law and order as well as further loss of life and property.”
“Assembly of more than five persons and carrying of any lethal weapon and arms were prohibited from Mhainamtsi (Kohima-Dimapur) Junction towards Mhainamtsi Police Check Gate to Heningkunglwa Police Check Gate bordering Dimapur district. The order shall remain in force till further orders,” the authority said.