Dhenkanal/Kamakhyanagar: Section 144 has been imposed at Biribolei Janata Government High School in Kankadahad block and at 15 more exam centres for Matric examinations in the district by the district administration on Monday, February 24, 2020 and it will be in place till the exam end.
To stop malpractice during the ongoing Matric exam, sub collectors of Kamakhyanagar, Dhenkanal and Hindol have clamped section 144.
Hindol Sub Collector Udaynath Mohapatra said that section 144 has clamped at two centres in Dudurkote and Rasol.
While, Dhenkanal Sub Collector Saphalya Mandit Pradhan informed that the section has been imposed at two centres in Radhadeipur and Nuagarh in Dhenkanal sub division.
According to the Kamakhyanagar Sub Collector Bishnuprasad Acharya, Sidheeswari Vidyapith, Kusumajodi High School, Nigamananda High School, Musha Mallick High School, Janaprabha High School, Mathakaragola High School, Nua Bhuban High School, Kankadahasoda High School, Road High School and Raghunath High School are the 11 test centres where the section 144 has been invoked.
As per the district education officer Nibedita Pani, the prohibitory order under section 144 has been invoked at Biribolei Janata Government High School. The Kamakhyanagar Sub Collector has been asked to impose section 144 at 11 exam centres.
Kamakhyanagar Sub Collector Bishnu Prasad Acharya informed when asked that earlier the section 144 could not be imposed since police forces were engaged for Jagar festival. But, as of now, the Kamakhyanagar sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) has been informed about the imposing of section 144.
Therefore, now these exam centres are displaying red flags and police forces have been deployed at the centres.