Migrants Return: 24-Hour Curfew In Bhadrak From 2 PM Today

Bhadrak: With two trains carrying migrants scheduled to arrive in Bhadrak, the district administration has decided to impose 24-hour prohibitory orders under Section 144 within 500-metre radius of Charampa railway station from 2 pm on Tuesday.

The prohibition is also extended to these areas:

1. Dagarasahi School Chhak to Ghunthunia Bazar Railway Malgodown Road.

2. Telangasahi Gali Chhak to Kailash Film Hall Chhak.

3. Charampa overbridge Chhak upto Xavier School Chhak

4. Belamala to Railway Station Chhak.

Collector Gyana Das said that it will be challenge for the administration to monitor the movement of returnees and ensure their smooth dispersal from the station to their respective destinations while maintaining law and order.

Movement of individuals and all non-essential activities are prohibited during this stipulated period. However, vehicles engaged for shifting of the returnees to their destinations will be allowed to ply.

The OIC of Bhadrak GRP police station, Bhadrak Town police station IIC and Bhadrak Rural police station IIC have been directed to promulgate and enforce the order and ensure law and order in the prohibited area. Violators will be  prosecuted under the penal provision of Disaster Management Act, 2005, and IPC, the order said.

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