Nagaland Home Commissioner directs crackdown on unauthorised collection on highways and marketplaces

Kohima, May 20 (MExN): The Home Commissioner of Nagaland on May 20 urged the Director General of Police (DGP) and the Commissioner of Nagaland to ensure that unauthorised collection of money does not occur on State and National Highways or in marketplaces.

In a letter to the duo, the Home Commissioner pointed out that  the State Government have had instructions issued periodically to prevent and curb unauthorised collection of money in the form of taxes, membership fees, subscriptions, contributions, donations, charges, levies, tolls, or any other form of collection of money on State Highways and NHs or in marketplaces by unions, associations, NGOs, or any other private and community organisations “by whatever name.”

The letter particularly cited the Home Department's Order dated May 31, 2012, banning illegal collections of money by unions, NGOs, etc., and another notification dated May 19, 2022, banning the erection and operation of intra-state check gates and banning any unauthorized collection at interstate check gates by any associations/groups or private individuals.

“It has also been laid down that anyone indulging in any such illegal activities is liable to be prosecuted under Sections 188 and 384 of the IPC,” it read.

Accordingly, the Home Commissioner requested the DGP and the Commissioner of Nagaland to ensure due compliance with the above instructions.

“Instructions may be issued to the respective district administration and police authorities for strict enforcement of the above orders,” it added.