Section 144 Imposed; Hajela about to reach NRC HQ

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Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure was imposed in several parts of the state ahead of the release of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens.

In Guwahati the prohibitory order was clamped in Dispur, where the secretariat and Assembly complexes are located, besides at Bhangagarh, Basistha, Hatigaon, Sonapur and Khetri police station areas, the police said.

The final list for the National Register of Citizens will be published at 10 am today, ahead of which the NRC State Coordinator Prateek Hajela is about to reach NRC Guwahati Central office.

Assam DGP Kuladhar Saikia said that about 1200 of the 2500 NRC Seva Kendras are vulnerable. He added that security across had been tightened, with Assam police personnel, and additional 167 companies of CRPF, BSF, Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP) and other paramilitary forces. The Centre has also promised another 51 companies.

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