Noida: The Gautam Buddha Nagar administration Thursday announced the imposition of Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), prohibiting assembly of four or more people at one place, for the next two months. Also Read - Delhi Likely to Get 2 Stations Under 3 Proposed Bullet Train Projects, Noida Also to Get 2

The decision has been taken in order to maintain law and order during upcoming festivals including Dussehra, Gowardhan Puja, Bhaiyya Dooj, Diwali, Eid-e-Milad, among others, a senior administration official said. Also Read - Tandav In Trouble: Another FIR Against Amazon Prime's Political Drama Web Series in Greater Noida

Additional District Magistrate Diwakar Singh said, “Section 144 of the CrPC will be applicable for the next two months in Gautam Buddha Nagar district effective from October 2 so that anti-social elements do not vitiate peace and harmony.” “Those who violate the law will be taken to task following due procedures of the law and action ensured against them,” the ADM said, according to a statement by the District Information Office. Also Read - No 'Unlock 3' For Gautam Buddh Nagar, But Gyms Can Reopen in District From August 5

The administration in Gautam Buddh Nagar, adjoining the national capital, frequently invokes Section 144 of the CrPC owing to its sensitive geographical location and whenever apprehensive of disturbance of law and order.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.