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Security has been beefed up in Silchar and other parts of Cachar district because of the 12-hour Barak bandh called by the All Cachar Karimganj Hailakandi Students’ Association on Saturday.
The student association has called the bandh in protest against the death of a resident of Lailapur last Monday in Mizoram - an incident which has triggered fresh tension along the inter-state border.
In an order issued on Friday, the Cachar district administration deputed executive magistrates to look after specific areas.
Circle officer, Sadar, Silchar and executive magistrate, Cachar, D. Pathak has been deputed to look after the deputy commissioner’s office and court compound area in Silchar.
Sudeep Nath, circle officer, Sonai revenue circle and the executive magistrate will look after Sonai, Kachudaram and Dholai police station areas while circle officer (A), Silchar revenue circle, Cachar and executive magistrate, Ruthi Aiawzo will look after the Silchar police station area.
Besides this, Jayanta Chakraborty, circle officer, Udharbond and the executive magistrate will look after Udharbond and Borkhola police station areas.
Pranjit Kumar Deb, circle officer, Katigorah and the executive magistrate will look after the Katigorah police station area.
“The magistrates will take (the) appropriate steps they deem fit and proper to deal with (the) law and order situation. They will report directly to the district magistrate and also the additional district magistrate in charge of the Magistracy Branch from time to time about the law and order situation in their respective areas,” the order stated.
(Edited by Andre Kongri)