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Prohibitory orders lifted in Dimapur; internet, SMS still blocked

Authorities lifted prohibitory orders in Dimapur town of Nagaland on Tuesday, imposed in the wake of lynching of a rape accused last week. However, internet and SMS services continue to be blocked for another 48 hours.

india Updated: Mar 10, 2015 13:36 IST

Normalcy returned to Dimapur town on Tuesday with authorities lifting prohibitory orders, imposed in the wake of lynching of a rape accused.

However, internet and sms services continue to be blocked.

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC have been lifted from Dimapur town from 6 AM till 4 PM, DIG (Range, NAP)Liremo Lotha, said. He is officiating as Dimapur SP in the wake of the suspension of the SP after the lynching incident.

Shops, commercial establishments opened in the day and people in large number thronged the market to buy essential commodities, police said.

School, colleges, educational institutions and offices were also open, they said.

Suspension of internet and SMS/MMS services would continue for another 48 hours, Lotha had said last night. These services were blocked from Saturday night after videos related to the lynching of the rape accused in Dimapur surfaced on the net.

43 people have so far been arrested in connection with lynching incident and "police are on the job to nab all those who were involved," Additional Superintendent of Police Dimapur Kakheto said.

The lynching incident was raised in Lok Sabha on Monday with Congress MPs from Assam saying that the incident was a "failure" of the Nagaland government.

The incident was also raised in the Assam Assembly on Monday.