Section 144 Imposed in Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary for fishing


GUWAHATI: The Assam government has imposed Section 144 CrPC prohibiting the assembly of more than five persons in and around Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary for community fishing from January 1 to January 31, 2021.

The prohibitory order under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 has been imposed in the Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary located south-west of the city.

Deputy commissioner of police (West Police district) stated, “Some people from the villages around and adjoining Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary such as Keotpara, Mikirpara, Paspara, Azara, Tetelia, in tandem with people from various fringe parts of Guwahati city are likely to venture out to organize community fishing on January 3, 2021, and even after that also. It is necessary to take preventive measures to protect wildlife and ecosystem of Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary.”