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Republic Day 2023: Mumbai Police ban flying activities around Shivaji Park in Dadar, beef up security

Updated on: 24 January,2023 01:52 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Asif Rizvi | asif.ali@mid-day.com

The order issued on Tuesday by DCP, Operations, Vishal Thakur, said that it is possible that during the ceremonial parade and public program on the occasion of Republic Day at Shivaji Park in Dadar, Mumbai, terrorists or anti-social elements may try to use the air space for “breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquility”

Republic Day 2023: Mumbai Police ban flying activities around Shivaji Park in Dadar, beef up security

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Ahead of the Republic Day celebrations on January 26, Mumbai Police on Tuesday prohibited flying activities around Shivaji Park in Dadar to prevent possible use for anti-social activities.


The order issued on Tuesday by DCP, Operations, Vishal Thakur, said that it is possible that during the ceremonial parade and public program on the occasion of Republic Day at Shivaji Park in Dadar, Mumbai, terrorists or anti-social elements may try to use the air space for “breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquility” and there may be “grave danger to human life”, safety and damage to public property.



The order shall remain in force with effect from 00.00 hrs to 24.00 hrs on January 26 unless withdrawn earlier, the order said.


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The order stated that it is necessary that adequate security checks should be put in place to prevent unwanted activities around Shivaji Park on the republic day.

“In view of the ceremonial parade and public program on the occasion of Republic Day at Shivaji Park no flying activities be allowed in the jurisdiction of Shivaji Park Police Station during Republic Day January 26, 2023,” the order said.

People found contravening the order shall be punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, it said.

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