The government on Monday decided to impose restrictions under section 144 CrPC in the jurisdiction of Sub-Division Hiranagar for a period of one month in order to maintain law and order in the area.
The district administration Kathua on Monday imposed restrictions on assembly of more than four people in Hiranagar sub-division after a rightwing Hindu organization took out a rally to support a Special Police Officer (SPO) accused of rape and murder of a minor girl.
The order was passed by Kathua District Magistrate. “To maintain harmony and law and order in the Sub-Division, I, Rohit Khajuria, District Magistrate, Kathua hereby impose restrictions under section 144 of CRPC in the jurisdiction of Sub-Division Hiranagar for a period of one month from the date of issuance of this order preventing the assembly of 04 or more persons,” reads the order copy.
The District Commissioner Kathua Rohit Khajuria, in his order, citing the reason for the restrictions said that a heinous crime was committed against a minor, which is being investigated, and some people are trying to foment trouble in the district by raising undue demands.
The order, according to Khajuria, will not be implacable on marriages, funerals and government functions.