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Section 144 imposed along JK border

Source: PTI
May 27, 2008 15:51 IST
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The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday imposed Section 144 of the CRPC on the movement of more than four persons along the international border and imposed a ban on the sale of combat dress in Samba district.

District Magistrate, Samba, Saurabh Bhagat has imposed a ban on the movement of group movements along IB. He has also restrained private parties dealing in the sale, procurement, storage and stitching of army combat dress cloth and readymade combat dress in Samba district for a period of two months, an official release said.

These steps have been taken in view of the reports of infiltration of militants along IB and use of Indian combat dresses by infiltrating militants in Samba district, where a group of 15 militants are reported to have infiltrated after border firing on May nine.

The militants who used army's combat dresses, killed seven persons including four civilians.

All authorised persons private/firm/shops dealing in such articles shall immediately inform in writing to the nearest police station details of their carrying on this occupation, the statement said.

All authorised firms shall sell these articles to Armed Forces personnel after verifying their identity cards and noting down their names and unit number.

Police officers of the rank of Assistant Sub-Inspector and above have the authority to check and inspect such registers on routine as well as for the purpose of investigations and enquiries.

This order shall remain in force for a period of two months from May 24, 2008.

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