The order said, whereas, based on the information received from various sources, it is apprehended that there is a likelihood of breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquility and also there is a grave danger to human lives and loss of properties
Mumbai Police on Monday issued a routine preventive order for the city. The order said the restrictions in the preventive orders will remain in place till June 11.
The order said, whereas, based on the information received from various sources, it is apprehended that there is a likelihood of breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquility and also there is a grave danger to human lives and loss of properties.
It said, on that account, it is considered expedient to issue prohibitory order for restricting movement and unlawful assembly of five or more persons for the prevention of breach of peace, disturbance to public tranquility and danger to human lives, and loss of properties and to prevent any kind of riot or affray in the areas under the control of Commissioner of Police, Brihanmumbai.
The order was issued by Vishal Thakur, DCP, Operations, Mumbai Police. An official said, "It is a routine preventive order which is issued on regular intervals by Mumbai Police."
The order said that for the period commencing from 00.01 hours on 28/05/2023 and ending at 24.00 hours on 11/06/2023 throughout the City of Brihanmumbai, the following are prohibited-
i) Any assembly of five or more persons,
ii)Any procession of any persons and
iii) Any use of loudspeakers, amplifying instruments, musical band and bursting of crackers in any procession by the assembly.
The prohibition contained in the order is exempted for:
(a) Marriage ceremony and matrimonial functions etc.
(b) Funeral assemblies and procession on the way to crematoriums/burial places.
(c) Statutory meetings of companies, clubs, co-operative societies, other societies, and associations.
(d) Social gatherings and meetings of clubs, co-operative societies, other societies, and associations to transact their normal business.
(e) Assemblies in or around Cinema houses, theatres or any place of public amusement for the purpose of watching films, dramas or performances as the case may be.
(f) Assemblies in or around courts of law and offices of the Government and local bodies in the discharge of Governmental or Semi-Governmental functions.
(g) Assemblies in or around schools, colleges and other educational institutions for academic activities.
(h) Assemblies in factories, shops, and establishments for normal trade, business and callings.
(i) Such other assemblies and the processions as may be permitted by Zonal Deputy Commissioners of Police, Brihanmumbai and their supervisory officers.
The order said, Notwithstanding the expiration of this order after the period herein above mentioned.
(a) Any investigation or legal proceeding may be instituted, continued or enforced.
(b) Any penalty, forfeiture of punishments incurred in respect of any contravention of this order may be imposed as if this order had not expired.