1. Kokrajhar district enforces Section 144 around the vote counting center at the Basic Training Center.
2. Measure taken to maintain law and order.
3. Precautionary step ahead of vote counting day.

Guwahati, June 03: Ahead of the vote counting day, the Kokrajhar district administration has enforced Section 144 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in a 100-meter radius around the strong room at Basic Training Center Kokrajhar.

This precautionary measure is aimed at upholding law and order.

Under Section 144, the opening of shops or commercial establishments in the designated area is prohibited to prevent any potential disturbances.

Pradeep Kumar Dwivedi, IAS, District Magistrate of Kokrajhar, has invoked his authority under Section 144 of the CrPC to forbid the operation of any shops or commercial establishments within 100 meters of the Counting Centre at Basic Training Centre, Kokrajhar.

This directive is effective immediately and will continue until the results of the Lok Sabha Election 2024 are officially declared.

The order has been issued unilaterally to ensure tranquillity and orderliness in the district, facilitating the smooth conduct of the vote-counting process.

Vote counting for the General Election to the House of People is scheduled for June 4, 2024.

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Simultaneously, in Tinsukia district, District Magistrate Swapneel Paul has implemented prohibitory measures under Area 144 CrPC to maintain peace and thwart disturbances by anti-social elements.

These measures include a ban on processions and slogans within the counting center premises until the completion of vote counting and result declaration, prohibition of PA systems and loudspeakers, restriction on carrying sticks, lathis, firearms, and assembly of more than five persons within a 1 km radius of the counting center.