Covid control drive: Section 144 imposed in Noida till April 30

Noida:  To control the rising Covid cases , the Noida police have imposed Section 144 from March 17 to April 30.

The imposition of Section 144 in Noida comes amid the festive season and would impact festivities during Holi, Shab-e-Baraat, Good Friday, Navratri, Ambedkar Jayanti, Ram Navami, Mahavir Jayanti and Hanuman Jayanti.
Check list of restrictions in Noida under Section 144:
1.The order by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Ashutosh Dwivedi said, “During these occasions, the chances of anti-social elements attempting to disrupt law and order cannot be ruled out.” During the period, people will have to follow the COVID-19 protocols at public places, added the order.
2.Nobody would be allowed to roam around with sticks, rods or firearms at public places except for differently-abled and vision-impaired persons.
3.“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,” the order stated.
4.“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,” it added.
5.The police also reiterated the complete ban on celebratory firing at events such as weddings and consumption of liquor at public places during the period and cautioned people against selling, playing or displaying any audio or visual, which may create tension.
6.“Any violation of the restrictive orders under CrPC sec 144 or any of its sub-sections mentioned would lead to prosecution of offenders under IPC section 188,” the order warned.

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