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Mumbai Police issues prohibitory orders till Feb 19, shares list of exemptions

Updated on: 02 February,2023 06:50 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Asif Rizvi | asif.ali@mid-day.com

A police official said, 'it is a regular routine order which is reviewed and issued every 15 days or monthly'

Mumbai Police issues prohibitory orders till Feb 19, shares list of exemptions

Mumbai Police van. File Pic/istock

Mumbai Police on Thursday issued a regular prohibition order for the city. In the order, the police said that based on the information received from various sources, it is apprehended that there is likelihood of breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquility and also there is grave danger to human lives and loss of properties.


The order was issued by Vishal Thakur, DCP (Operations), Mumbai Police. It said that the order would remain in place for the period commencing from 00.01 hrs on February 5 to January 19. 


A police official said, "it is a regular routine order which is reviewed and issued every 15 days or monthly."


In the order, the police said that on that account it is considered expedient to issue prohibitory orders for restricting movement and unlawful assembly of five or more persons for prevention of breach and 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.

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It further said that the following would be prohibited during the said period-

- Any assembly of five or more persons.
- Any procession of any person and
- 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 the following- 

- Marriage ceremony and matrimonial functions etc.
- Funeral assemblies and procession on the way to crematoriums/burial places.
- Statutory meeting of companies, clubs, co-operative societies, other societies and associations.
- Social gathering and meeting of clubs, co-operative societies, other societies and associations to transact their normal business.
- 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.
- Assemblies in or around courts of law and offices of the Government and local bodies in discharge of Governmental or Semi-Governmental functions.
- Assemblies in or around schools, colleges and other educational institutions for academic activities.
- Assemblies in factories, shops, and establishments for normal trade, business and callings
- Such other assemblies and the processions as may be permitted by Zonal Deputy Commissioners of Police, Mumbai and their supervisory officers.

The order further said that notwithstanding the expiration of this order after the period here in above mentioned.

- Any investigation or legal proceeding may be instituted, continued or enforced.
- Any penalty, forfeiture of punishments incurred in respect of any contravention of this order may be imposed as if this order had not expired.

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