Section 144 of CrPC imposed in parts of Central Police District in Guwahati

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Police District, Guwahati prohibits assembly of more than 5 persons, agitation, demonstration, rally, procession, Mashal procession and shouting slogans in the areas under Paltan Bazar, Pan Bazar, Latasil, Chandmari, Geetanagar, Pragjyotishpur, Noonmati and Satgaon police stations from January 21, 2021.

As per a notification, some specific and unspecified persons or groups of persons or organisations/associations are likely to disturb normal functioning of offices, movement of public and flow of traffic in parts of Central Police District, Guwahati. It is also apprehended that such groups of persons or organisations might carry out agitation/demonstrations/shouting of slogans which may cause a breach of peace and public order and may cause disturbance of peaceful movement of the citizens.

Thus, to ensure peaceful movement of public, smooth flow of traffic and normal functioning of offices, Rajveer, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Police District, Guwahati imposed section 144 of the CrPC.

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Section 144 CrPC imposed in Meghalaya's Ri Bhoi District

The District Magistrate, Ri Bhoi District, Nongpoh has promulgated an Order under Section 144 CrPC prohibiting smoking in public places which means any place to which the public has access and also places such as auditorium, hospitals, building, railways waiting room, amusement centres, restaurant, public offices, court buildings, educational institutions, libraries, public conveyances and the likes which are visited by the general public as per Section 4 of COPTA Act, 2003. Moreover, as per Section 6 of COPTA Act, 2003, ban of sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to any person who is under eighteen (18) years of age and in an area within a radius of 100 yards of any educational institution.

This order has been issued after receiving reports that vendors, stalls and other shop keepers are openly selling cigarettes and other tobacco products to minors at market places and within the proximity of Educational Institutions.

In addition to the prohibition, the District Magistrate also directed to all heads of Departments, Managers, Principals, etc to display “No Smoking” signage as specified under the Act in their respective offices or premises whereas Vendors, stalls and other shops where tobacco products are sold shall display a notice containing the warning “ sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to a person under the age of eighteen years is strictly prohibited and is a punishable offence”. Any person who contravenes the provision of Section 6 shall be guilty of offences and punishable with the imposition and other prescribed penalties under the Act and Law enforcement authorities or authorized personnel are directed to monitor the implementation and violation of the Act.

This Order shall come into force with immediate effect and remain in force until further orders.

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UP Government seals border, imposes Section 144

Guwahati: Midst of the gang-rape incident in UP’s Hathras, the State Government has reportedly sealed the borders, banned gatherings and putting up hoardings in Hathras citing COVID related reasons.

This development comes after Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi was supposed to travel to Hathras to meet the family members of the 19 years old Dalit rape victim.

The administration has also banned the media from entering the venue.

Meanwhile, Hathras Superintendent of Police Vikrant Vir told ANI that the woman’s medical report from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital at the Aligarh Muslim University, where she was initially admitted, mentioned she sustained injuries but did not confirm forced sexual intercourse.

“They’re waiting for the report of forensics,” Vir added. “As of now, doctors say that they’re not confirming rape, can give firm opinion only when they get FSL [forensic lab] report.”

The woman died on Tuesday at the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. She had suffered multiple fractures and other serious injuries when she was assaulted by four upper-caste men from her village on September 14. The four men have been arrested.

Her family says the police cremated the girl’s body in a hurry without the family’s consent at 3 am on Wednesday and locked them in their homes. Videos on social media showed the family arguing with policemen and weeping as the police insisted on cremating the body without allowing them to take the body home.

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3 killed, many injured in Bengaluru violence; Sec 144 clamped

Bengaluru: A communal violence broke out in Bengaluru over an objectionable post on social media about Prophet Muhammad that claimed the lives of three people and injured more than 60 police personnel.

The Bangalore Police has arrested the nephew of Congress MLA R Akhanda Srinivas Murthy's for sharing abusive posts on social media.

Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant said, 110 people, have been arrested so far in cases related to violence in the city. Also, the main accused Naveen has been arrested for posting on social media.

According to news reports, the nephew of Congress MLA Murthy had posted a post on social media about the Prophet, after which the anger of the minority community erupted and he vandalized the MLA's house.

On this matter, the Karnataka Home Minister said, "The matter is under investigation, but the vandalism cannot solve any problem. In view of security, additional forces have been deployed in the area and action will be taken against the miscreants."

The police said restrictions under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure have been imposed in DJ Halli and KG Halli police station limits to avoid further untoward incidents.

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Clash breaks out between two parties in Silchar, Sec 144 imposed

Silchar: A clash broke out between two parties in Malugram's Ghoniwala area following a dispute between two youths in Silchar on Sunday night, said Cachar police SP Bhanwar Lal Meena.

Mukam Road, Silchar, Picture Courtesy: ANI

As per police report, the clash broke following a heated argument between two youth which later turned into a scuffle.

No injuries have been reported during the incident. However, there reports of vandalism where two shops and one ambulance were destroyed.

Speaking to Midage Media, Superintendent of Police, Cachar, Bhanwar Lal Meena said, “The situation is under control now, security forces have been deployed and section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed in the entire area by the Cachar Administration. Further investigations are on.”

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