IPC Sec 307 against those who enter Sikkim illegally, says CM

“Dhaara 307”, presumably every Indian recognises this section in the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Section 307 of the IPC, attempt to murder, is punishable by 10-year imprisonment plus fine, and if the act causes death, the offender would be guilty of murder, which in India is punishable by the death penalty. CM P.S. Tamang in […] The post IPC Sec 307 against those who enter Sikkim illegally, says CM appeared first on The Sikkim Chronicle - Sikkim News.

IPC Sec 307 against those who enter Sikkim illegally, says CM

“Dhaara 307”, presumably every Indian recognises this section in the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Section 307 of the IPC, attempt to murder, is punishable by 10-year imprisonment plus fine, and if the act causes death, the offender would be guilty of murder, which in India is punishable by the death penalty.

CM P.S. Tamang in a press conference stressed on the fact that Sikkim Police is taking steely measures to protect the borders and no illegal entries will be tolerated. With that, he also sternly added that section 307 of the IPC would be used to book any person who crosses the border illegally disregarding the 14 days of mandatory quarantine. The ones who are deemed to be in the crosshairs are the illegal crossers of the Sikkimese borders which are being sternly patrolled and checked for any dubious entries.

The Chief Minister, in the press conference, said, “We are using this strong IPC section because the person who illegally crosses the border may be carrying the (COVID-19) contagion and might be infected, and could infect others as well. We will view that they entered Sikkim illegally with a purpose to infect others and hence book them in an attempt to murder case.” 

This firm statement added with the phasic return of stranded Sikkimese people outside the state gives a picture of the work and stern thoughts put in by the administration to keep Sikkim at zero cases of COVID-19. With the COVID-19 testing lab at STNM hospital set to be fully functional from May 15 for confirmatory tests to be done in the state itself, the chief minister also pled to everyone to stay safe at home and to go out only for essential work. He also informed that the battle against the Pandemic is not over. 

Golay also informed that a total of 5715 Sikkimese stranded in other parts of the nation have registered with the Sikkim government to come back to their home state. They include 1,427 students, 201 patients, 227 medical workers, and 3859 miscellaneous Sikkimese. The phasic entry and facilitation of the stranded Sikkimese have been recognised to cause fear and panic within Sikkim, to which the CM said that they would be thoroughly tested and then sent to quarantine.

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