Section 144: Taking proactive measures ahead of the upcoming G20 events, Delhi Police has imposed section 144 in North-east Delhi to preempt riotous circumstances. This is being done to ensure the maintenance of law and order and curb any untoward incidents that may jeopardize the peace and harmony of the region.
According to a notification released, the deputy commissioner of police in the area said that they have enforced certain restrictions under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).
Area marred by riots in 2020
To recall, this particular region was earlier marred by communal riots in the year 2020, making the enforcement of these measures all the more imperative.
Sources said the primary objective behind the issuance of this order is to effectively handle any potential unrest, violence, or activities that have the potential to disrupt the prevailing tranquility within the national capital during the G20 events. By imposing these restrictions, the authorities seek to uphold the security of both the residents and visitors alike.
Order to remain in place for two months
This order, slated to remain in effect for a span of two months, can be renewed and extended further based on a comprehensive evaluation of the prevailing circumstances. A high-ranking police official emphasized the importance of conducting a detailed assessment to ascertain whether the need for its re-issuance arises.
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