Sonbhadra District Magistrate Ankit Aggarwal told ANI that Section 144 has been imposed in the district as the situation was very sensitive. Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code prohibits the Assembly of four or more persons. “This prevents the entry of political parties as well as social organisations,” Aggarwal said. “I would like to request everyone to cooperate to maintain peace in the area. As soon as the situation becomes normal we will remove Section 144,” he added. “Twenty-nine arrests have been made in connection with the incident. Forces have been deployed to maintain peace in the village.”