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Itanagar Capital Complex district magistrate Talo Potom has imposed Section 144 CrPC (Criminal Procedure Code) in the Itanagar Capital Region in a bid to check the menace posed by “open” carrying of weapons such as firearms, dao, and other deadly weapons in its jurisdiction.

The prohibitory order is effective from 11 pm on December 16.

Directing the police and administrative officers to conduct vigorous checking and seize all such items, the DM warned: “Anyone found carrying such weapons immediately after the enforcement of the order will be booked under appropriate section of law.”

Itanagar sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) Kengo Dirchi, while interacting with the media, said that the reason behind the curfew is the “rising” instances of individuals openly carrying arms and other lethal weapons in the ICR, which he said is “creating fear psychosis among the general public.”

“We will be enhancing the patrolling within the jurisdiction of the ICR,” the SDPO added.

Dirchi appealed to the public to cooperate with the police during the naka-checking.

The SDPO also highlighted the success of the ‘Super 50 Free Coaching’ program by the Itanagar Police.

He informed that nine out of 50 students who availed of the free coaching successfully qualified for the Combined Secondary Level Exam, CSLE-2023, conducted by the APSSB.

“This initiative by Capital SP Rohit Rajbir Singh showcases the commitment of Capital Police for educational support,” Dirchi said.

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