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Shillong | Nov 13, 2018: 

The Additional Deputy Commissioner, I/c Pynursla Civil Sub-Division, Pynursla has issued an Order under Section 144 CrPC prohibiting any person, organization, etc. from indulging in or resorting to the act of poisoning of rivers, streams or any water bodies with the explicit or implicit intention to cause wide spread/large scale destruction of aquatic life within the Pynursla Civil Sub-Division.

The order is necessitated in view of the reports received that large scale poisoning of rivers, streams and other water bodies is taking place within the Sub-Division and the use of chemical and biological substance upon water bodies has resulted in large scale extermination of fishes and other aquatic organism there upon and such poisoning of aquatic bodies has endangered the local indigenous fishes, flora and fauna besides undermining the local ecology.

Moreover, the use of toxins/poisons in rivers and streams can pose a serious health hazard to human life, flora and fauna alike and the poisoning of water bodies has resulted in huge economic loss to the local economy and population since the short term gains of the few unscrupulous elements has upset the long term economic interest/well being of the general public and the unrelenting practice of this clandestine act of wanton destruction can result in unprecedented law and order problem within the Sub-Division.

The order will come into force with immediate effect.

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