Section 144 Imposed At Delhi-UP Borders; Here’s Everything You Need To Know

As per an order issued by the Delhi Police, public gatherings at all borders between Delhi and UP and areas of Delhi’s North-East district will be prohibited.

by Tashika Tyagi
Section 144 Imposed At Delhi-UP Borders; Here’s Everything You Need To Know

On Sunday, the Delhi Police ordered the imposition of section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code along Delhi-Uttar Pradesh borders. This order comes ahead of another agitation by farmers that is expected on February 13. So, to avoid long jams, road disruptions, and any untoward incident, and to maintain law and order, the police imposed this section. This is a precautionary measure and here’s everything you need to know about it.

Delhi Police Imposed Section 144 At Delhi-Uttar Pradesh Borders

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On Sunday, the Delhi Police imposed Section 144 around Delhi-UP borders and areas of the northeast district, keeping the upcoming farmer’s protest on February 13 in mind. As per this order, all public gatherings around these areas have been prohibited. In a statement issued by the Delhi Police, they said, “In order to avoid any untoward incident and to maintain Law & Order, a precautionary Order of section 144 Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, is required to be issued to save the lives and property in the area.”

According to the order, entry of any tractors, trolleys, buses, trucks, commercial vehicles, personal vehicles, or horses carrying protestors from UP is prohibited in Delhi. The order also emphasised that no arms or ammunition would be permitted around the borders. Furthermore, if anyone is found “to be acting in contravention to this order” will be punished under section 188 of the India Penal Code, 1860. The Delhi Police is also making elaborate arrangements to seal the Punjab-Haryana borders in Ambala, Jind, and Fatehabad districts.

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More Details That You Need To Know

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Section 144 has also been imposed in Panchkula, Haryana. The authorities have suspended mobile internet, bulk SMS, and all dongle services in various districts till February 13. Also, mobile internet services will be suspended in Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, and Fatehabad till February 13.

The Haryana Police has sealed one side of the Patiala-Delhi national highway at the Data Singhwala-Khanauri border. Heavy police deployment is also seen in these areas. The police have also suggested taking alternate routes from various cities to Delhi for travellers to avoid any disturbances.

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