The Delhi Police on Sunday imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in the national capital till March 31 banning social gatherings, protests and any other gatherings including 4 or more people in one place.
SN Srivastava, Commissioner of Delhi Police released the order on Sunday which came into effect from 9:00 pm Sunday, March 22 evening, and will remain in effect until March 31.
The order issued clearly restricts any kind of gatherings including social, cultural, political, religious, academic, sports, seminar and conference, or assembly for demonstration, procession, protest, etc., till March 31.
Also, the weekly markets that are set up across the city (except vegetables, fruits and essential commodities), concerts, exhibitions, etc have been banned. The ban is also applicable to guided group tours conducted by various private tour operators.
The Commissioner in his order said, “Any individual suspected or confirmed with COVID-19 shall take measures for prevention or treatment that is home quarantine, institution quarantine, isolation or any such person shall cooperate to render assistance or comply with the directions of the surveillance personnel.”
Further, the order stated that any person not complying with the orders will be liable to be punished under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).