Citing the threat of potential terrorist and anti-national activity, the district administration of Sriganganagar in Rajasthan has imposed Section 144 of CrPC in areas falling on the 2 km stretch along the international India-Pakistan border.

The order was issued on Monday by the District Magistrate of Sriganganagar district, Zakir Hussain. Section 144 of CrPC, which prohibits the gathering of four or more people in a concerned area, has been imposed in Raisingnagar, Anupgarh, Gharsana, Kundanpur and Sriganganagar sub-divisions, the order stated.

As per the order, the restrictions will remain in the area till September 11, 2021.

In the order, the DM stated he had been made aware of intruders and anti-national elements crossing the border and could be involved in anti-national activities in the region. As per the order, no movement of people would be allowed between 7 pm and 6 am. No crackers to be burst or band to be played in these hours, the order stated.

Farmers will have to take permission from officers from either the border post or the armed forces in their respective areas to carry out farm-related activities on their land.

However, state and central government employees will be exempted from these restrictions.

On Monday, the Madhya Pradesh government had also issued a red alert across the state following the busting of Al-Qaeda and ISIS modules in Uttar Pradesh and Jammu, respectively.

On Sunday, the Uttar Pradesh Police and the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested two Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists, who were allegedly planning a series of bombings in Lucknow before Independence Day. The state is now on high alert.

On the same day, the National Investigative Agency, along with the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), and the Jammu and Kashmir Police, raided 10 locations in Jammu and Kashmir and arrested 10 people linked to ISIS terror module.