Prohibitory orders lifted in Dimapur, SMS service resumed

With normalcy returning to Dimapur town, the authorities on Thursday night revoked the prohibitory orders imposed in the wake of lynching of a rape accused on March 5 there.

PTI| Updated: Mar 13, 2015, 00:45 AM IST

Kohima: With normalcy returning to Dimapur town, the authorities on Thursday night revoked the prohibitory orders imposed in the wake of lynching of a rape accused on March 5 there.

As announced earlier, the prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC had been relaxed between 6 AM and 9 PM, but later it was decided that such measures were no longer required, said DIG (Range, Nagaland Armed Police) Liremo Lotha, who is officiating as Dimapur SP following suspension of the SP after the lynching incident.

The blockade of Internet has been extended by another day but SMS service has been resumed, Lotha said.

Shops, business establishments, schools, colleges and government offices were open and vehicles plied on the roads during the relaxation period.

Meanwhile, the police arrested two more persons in connection with the lynching case, taking the total number of arrests to 50. The police also brought out photographs of 12 more suspects.

Yesterday also the police had released photos of 12 suspects. The photos were collected from clippings of the lynching incident obtained form various sources.

A mob that had broken into Dimapur Central Jail, had dragged out rape accused Syed Farid Khan, stripped him naked and lynched him on March 5.

Khan, who hailed Karimganj district of Assam, was arrested on the charge of raping a woman in Dimapur on February 24 and remanded in judicial custody the next day.