Ghaziabad: Following Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddh Nagar police have also imposed section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) till April 30 as a precautionary measure in wake of rising COVID-19 cases.
The precautionary measures have been put in place keeping in mind upcoming festivals including Holi, Good Friday, Ambedkar Jayanti, Navratri and Ram Navami. The measures prohibit unauthorised protests and action will be taken against people not following COVID-19 protocols.
“During these occasions, the chances of anti-social elements attempting to disrupt law and order cannot be ruled out. People will have to follow the COVID-19 protocols at public places,” read the order.
It added that nobody will be allowed to roam around with sticks, rods or firearms at public places except for differently-abled and vision-impaired persons.
“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.
The order also reiterated the complete ban on celebratory firing at events such as weddings and consumption of liquor at public places during the period.
This comes after prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC were issued in Ghaziabad to prevent gatherings because of rising COVID-19 cases.