Citing the COVID-19 situation, police on Thursday imposed orders under CrPC section 144 in...

Prohibitory orders in Mumbai during Ganesh festival, no processions allowed – Devdiscourse

Citing the COVID-19 situation, police on Thursday imposed orders under CrPC section 144 in Mumbai prohibiting assembly of five or more persons during the Ganesh festival between September 10 to 19.No processions of any kind would be allowed in the city during this period and devotees would not be allowed to visit Ganesh pandals either, an official statement added. Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure empowers the authorities to issue prohibitory orders for preventive purposes.The Maharashtra home department had issued a circular the day before banning visits to pandals so as to prevent the spread of the viral …

 

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