Nagaland government bans extortion, and all forms of ‘unauthorized collection of money’

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May 21,2024 07:15 PM
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The Nagaland government has banned all forms of extortion such as unauthorized “taxes”, membership fees, subscription, “contributions” and “donation”, and tolls of any form on highways or markets.

Chumoukedima, Nagaland, May 21 (HBTV): The Nagaland government has banned all forms of extortion such as unauthorized “taxes”, membership fees, subscription, “contributions” and “donation”, and tolls of any form on highways or market places by any civic groups.    

The government’s publicity agency the Information and Public Relations department gave the updates.

The Nagaland government has issued instructions to prevent and curb unauthorized collection of money in the form of ‘taxes, membership fees, subscription, ‘contributions’, donation, ‘charge, levy, or toll or any other form of collection of money on state highways or national highway or market places by unions, associations, and any other nongovernmental organization and any other private and community organizations by whatever name.  

Updates from the IPR referenced the Home department's order dated May 31, 2012 banning illegal collections of money by unions and any nongovernmental organization etc.; and the notification dated May 19, 2022 banning erection and operation of intra-state check gates.

The government also banned any unauthorized collection at interstate check gates by any association or groups or private individuals. It has also been laid down that anyone indulging in any such illegal activities is liable to be prosecuted under Section 188 and 384 of IPC, the updates stated. 

District administrations and police authorities have been directed for strict enforcement of the orders.