Noida Police invokes CrPC 144 till Apr 26 in view of LS polls, festivals

Restrictions under CrPC section 144 will be imposed in Noida and Greater Noida until April 26 due to upcoming festivals, protests, and Lok Sabha elections. Police aim to prevent disturbances and maintain peace by prohibiting assemblies, processions, use of drones, and carrying weapons in public places. Religious activities require permission.

PTI | Noida | Updated: 04-04-2024 11:07 IST | Created: 04-04-2024 10:14 IST
Noida Police invokes CrPC 144 till Apr 26 in view of LS polls, festivals
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Restrictions under CrPC section 144 would remain imposed across Noida and Greater Noida till April 26, the day of the Lok Sabha election here, according to an order issued by the Gautam Buddh Nagar police.

Police said the restrictions have been imposed given upcoming festivals like Chaitra Nav Ratri, Eid, Ambedkar Jayanti and Ramnavmi while some protests are also planned and the Lok Sabha election is scheduled during this period.

''In view of all of this, the possibility of disturbance of peace by anti-social elements cannot be ruled out. To maintain peace in Gautam Buddh Nagar, any mischievous elements must be prevented from carrying out such activities which may create an unfavourable environment,'' the police said in its order, issued Wednesday.

''Considering the seriousness and urgency of the situation and due to paucity of time, it is not possible to provide an opportunity of hearing to any other party, hence this order is being passed ex-parte,'' Additional DCP (law and order) Hirdesh Katheriya stated in the order, issuing restrictions under CrPC section 144 from April 3 to 26.

According to the order, unlawful assembly of five or more people, unauthorized processions or demonstrations, including those political or religious, are prohibited.

The order also bars the use of private drones in a radius of 1 km of government establishments and bans people from carrying sticks, rods, tridents, swords, and firearms in public places.

''Namaz, pooja, or any type of religious processions will be completely prohibited in public places and public routes. In unavoidable circumstances, permission will have to be taken from the police commissioner, or the additional commissioner of police or deputy commissioner of police zone concerned,'' the order stated.

''No person will neither try nor inspire anyone to offer puja, namaz at disputed sites where the practice is not prevalent. Apart from this, no person will insult each other's religious scriptures. Will not put any kind of religious flags, banners, posters on religious places, walls, nor will he assist anyone in this work,'' it added.

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