Lucknow : Section 144 imposed till January 5

08 December 2021

Lucknow: Keeping in mind the Omicron scare, upcoming festival season and farmers’ protest, the Lucknow police commissioner on Tuesday announced new restrictions under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

Section 144 of CrPC will be imposed in the Lucknow commissionerate jurisdiction area with immediate effect. Section 144 will remain in force in the capital to maintain law and order and ensure adherence to Covid-19 rules in view of the upcoming festival, various entrance exams, and farmers’ protests,” an official note signed by the JCP read.

The restrictions which include the following sets of rules will remain in place till January 5, 2022 -

• Gathering of 4 or more people is prohibited in a specified area.

• Not more than 50 people can remain present at a time at religious places.

• Swimming pools will continue to remain closed.

• All Covid-19 guidelines issued by the UP government from time to time must be followed strictly.

• Tractors, bullock carts, horse carts, gas cylinders, inflammable material and any kind of weapon is banned within a one-kilometer area are around the Vidhan Sabha. All demonstrations are also banned near the Vidhan Sabha., 

• Drone videography is banned above or one kilometer around the state legislature building and government offices. Besides, Special permission needs to be taken from the police for using drones to shoot footage in any area of the district.

If anyone is found violating these guidelines, strict action will be taken against that person, an official note signed by the Lucknow Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP), law and order, Piyush Media read.

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