The incident took place in Teliagaon when the supporters took out a rally from a temple to cheer the Bhoomi Poojan’ ceremony (laying of foundation stone) of the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya.
Sonitpur’s Superintendent of Police Mugdhajyoti Dev Mahanta told ET, “There were allegations that Bajrang Dal supporters busted crackers in front of Masjid. There was bitter exchange of words between a group of people and those taking part in the rally. Those taking part in the procession alleged that they were stone pelted. Two motorbikes were set ablaze.”
He said that situation is under control. “We are investigating the case.”
Meanwhile, apprehending sneaking of extremist elements from Bangladesh to Cachar in Barak valley, illegal smuggling of commodities and illegal infiltration, the district administration has clamped Section 144 CrPC within a belt of one km radius of Indo-Bangladesh border.
In an order issued to this effect here on Tuesday, District Magistrate, Keerthi Jalli said Section 144 has been promulgated to prevent extremist elements from crossing over to Cachar from Bangladesh to create law and order problem.
Jalli said that based on information there is likelihood of illegal export of commodities and cattle from the district to Bangladesh through the border, including illegal infiltration. “If these illegal activities are allowed to take place they are likely to cause disturbance, and immediate prevention and speedy remedy to stop these illegal activities are desirable,” stated Jalli.
The order prohibits the movement of individuals between sunsets to sunrise within one km of Indo-Bangla international border.
It prohibits the movement of persons on the river Surma and on its high banks within the limit of the territory under actual control of India between sunsets to sunrise.
The order disallows plying of boats in the river Surma for fishing purposes. Permission for fishing will, however, be given to the local people by the Circle Officer, Katigorah for their personal consumption only after obtaining necessary permission from the lessees. “Such permissions have to be endorsed to the District Magistrate, Cachar and Commandant, Ist Bn.BSF, Dholcherra,” the order stated.
The order also prohibits carrying any quantity of sugar, rice, wheat, edible oil, salt and other items by vehicle or any other modes of transport within the 5 km belt inside the district boundary of Cachar along the Bangladesh border between sunset to sunrise.
The order that comes into force with immediate effect shall remain in force for the next two months from the date of order.