DM Kupwara Extends Section 144 CrPC For 02 Months In Border Areas

KL Report

SRINAGAR

As per a statement District Magistrate, Kupwara in exercise of powers vested upon him has extended imposition of Section 144 CrPC for sixty days in border areas and higher reaches of Kupwara District w.e.f October 7, 2013.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Section 144 Cr. PC was previously imposed in the border areas and higher reaches of the district for sixty days w.e.f August 7, 2013 which ended on October 7th, 2013.

According to the order issued in this regard, there shall be no movement in Border areas and higher reaches in the District, outside the human habitations, will be permissible from 09:30 p.m. to 05.00 a.m. as such movement can jeopardize the safety of civilians  as they could  be mistaken  for militants by the government forces who predominantly operated at night. However, in event of any exigency the civilian shall carry out torches/ lit lanterns in their hands to establish their identity and mitigate the risk of damage to life and property due to mistaken identity.

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