Noida Under Section 144
Noida: As we are entering the zone of festivals in April, we cannot ignore the risk of COVID-19. Thus the Gautam Buddh Nagar Police has levied “Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC)” til April 30. This step is taken as a form of precaution against the pandemic that prohibits the gathering of four or more people in a public place. This means no unauthorized protests, maintaining the COVID-19 protocols and following the instructions of authorities. This decision comes at a time of point when we are going to enter the zone of major festivals that includes “Ram Navami, Ambedkar Jayanti, Mahavir Jayanti and also High School/Inter examinations.”
Head of Police, Gautam Budh Nagar said, “Section 144 CrPC will be imposed in the district from 1st to 30th Apr, because of upcoming festivals of Ramzan, Ram Navami, Ambedkar Jayanti and High School/Inter examinations and the dates of General Legislative Council Election 2022 etc.”
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Under Section 144 Here Are The Lists Of Restrictions Imposed:
- An order by Ashutosh Dwivedi, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police said, “During these occasions, the chances of anti-social elements attempting to disrupt law and order cannot be ruled out.” Also, the people have to follow the COVID-19 protocols strictly in Noida.
- No one is allowed to carry sticks, rods, or firearms in public places, the circular said. Only exceptional cases like differently-abled or vision impaired people are allowed.
- As per the order, “Nobody will be allowed to hold protests, processions or hunger strikes without permission from the competent authority, nor will they encourage anyone else to do so.”
- Gunners to stay out of offices, “No firearms will be allowed inside any government or private office during the period. People who have been provided with armed security personnel by the government will ensure that their gunners stay out of offices.”
- No firings on special occasions such as weddings and no consumption of alcohol in public places.
- By warning us the order said, “Any violation of the restrictive orders under CrPC section 144 or any of its sub-sections mentioned would lead to the prosecution of offenders under IPC section 188.”