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Assam: Fishing for economic purposes prohibited October 12,2017   |  Source: The Sentinel

Under Section 144 of Cr PC, a directive was issued by the Additional District Magistrate on Wednesday prohibiting fishing for economic purposes in certain areas falling under the 2nd and 3rd Fishery Blocks of the district.

This order comes in the wake of disturbances being reported from areas covering from Dibru Reserve Forest in the north and Rangmola, Khamtigowali, Gereki Nepali, Gereki Mirigaon Nefafu Tea Estate, Balijan in the south, first block of Dibru River in the east and Mothola Tea Estate in the west, falling under the two aforesaid blocks. Moreover, the aforesaid fishery blocks will remain under the supervision of Chabua Revenue Circle Officer till a valid conclusion based on the directive issued by National Green Tribunal is reached on the decision of fishing for economic purpose in the entire dishery block.

In addition, for maintaining public peace and order in the aforesaid areas, Section 144 has been issued in the matter relating to fishing for economic purposes, assembly of more than five persons in the above places and building of embankments. Any person found violating the directive will be duly tried under the legal provisions of Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

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