New Delhi: The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Friday imposed section 144 of the CrPC in Gautam Buddh Nagar in the wake of safety concerns related to Republic Day, Uttar Pradesh foundation day on January 24 and a likely visit of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the period. Notably, the prohibitory orders will remain in force till January 31. Also Read - Sambhal: Gangrape Victim Dies by Suicide After Repeated Threats by Accused's Family to Reach Compromise
“No use of private drones, No protests without approval from authorities, No traffic jams, No possession of harmful objects, No alcohol drinking at public places are allowed”, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Ashutosh Dwivedi said in an order. Also Read - Flight Services From Ayodhya International Airport Expected to Start Early Next Year
Besides, nobody would be allowed to roam around with sticks, rods or firearms in public spaces except for divyangs (differently-abled and vision impaired people). Also Read - Policeman Shoots Himself Dead Near UP Assembly Complex, Probe Underway
‘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,’ Dwivedi stated.
He also reiterated a complete ban on celebratory firing at events like weddings and cautioned people against selling, playing, or displaying any audio/visual which may create tension.
Any person found violating the restrictive orders or any of its subsections mentioned will be booked under IPC Section 188.