Section 144 Imposed In Deomali Hills From Today

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Koraput: The district administration here has imposed Section 144 of CrPC at Deomali hill range in Pottangi tehsil of Koraput district.

The prohibitory order, which comes into effect starting today, prohibits entry of all unauthorised tourists and outsiders into the area from 9 pm to 8 am. The restriction will be there for a period of 60 days.

The decision was necessitated as part of measures to protect the natural environment and ecology of the area.

“The Superintendent of Police, Sub-Divisional Magistrate and field level teams shall enforce the order in letter and spirit. Any person found violating the order shall be liable to be proceeded against as per section 15 of Environment Protection Act, 1986, besides legal action under Section 188 of Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860 and other provisions as applicable” the notice read.

The letter further mentioned that the order shall not apply to executive magistrates, police personnel and other public servants on duty.

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