Pakistani nationals have been ordered to leave Rajasthan’s Bikaner district within 48 hours in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.
A list of orders was issued by the Bikaner District Magistrate with immediate effect under Section 144 of the CrPc.
The magistrate has also prohibited hotels in the district’s border area from allowing Pakistan citizens to check-in. The order is applicable for two months, but would not be applicable to Pakistan citizens who have registered with the foreigners’ registration officer, the district administration said.
Indian citizens have been asked not to employ any Pakistan citizens and not have any direct or indirect business relationship with the neighbouring country.
“In the matter of receiving spoof calls from Pakistan, no citizen through any medium of telecommunication will exchange any kind of army or sensitive information to unknown persons. Any person of Bikaner district will not use sim cards registered in Pakistan,” the order further said.
The Police has been directed to ensure that the order is followed. Anyone found flouting the orders are liable to punishment under IPC Section 188, the magistrate informed.
Over 44 CRPF personnel were killed and many injured on February 14 in one of the deadliest terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) suicide bomber blew up an explosive-laden vehicle near their bus in Pulwama district.
The bus was part of a convoy of 78 vehicles carrying around 2500 CRPF personnel from Jammu to Srinagar.
Following this, earlier on Monday, security forces in Jammu and Kashmir killed two Pakistani terrorists, including Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) top commander Ghazi Abdul Rashid who is believed to be the mastermind of the Pulwama terror attack.
Ghazi, a trusted man of JeM patron Azhar Masood, reportedly motivated and trained a Kashmiri youth, Adil Dar, to blow up his explosives-laden car near a convoy of CRPF vehicles.
The nearly 10-hour-long Pulwama encounter also left four Army personnel, including a Major, and a civilian killed.