DISTRICT MAGISTRATE BANS ASSEMBLY OF FIVE OR MORE PERSONS IN LUDHIANA DISTRICT


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ORDERS TO COME IN FORCE FROM 5 PM ON MAY 17 & TO CONTINUE TILL MAY 19
ORDERS SHALL NOT APPLY ON PROCESSION OR MEETING FOR WHICH PERMISSION HAS BEEN OBTAINED FROM SDM OR DISTRICT MAGISTRATE, PROCESSION IN CONNECTION WITH WEDDING/ FUNERALS, HOUSE TO HOUSE VISITS DURING 48 HOURS IN CONNECTION WITH DOOR TO DOOR CAMPAIGNING

Ludhiana, May 17, 2019: In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections scheduled on May 19, 2019, District Magistrate Ludhiana Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal, while exercising his powers under section 144 of Cr.P.C. 1973 do hereby prohibit as a measure of emergency the public or any member thereof, from assembly of five or more persons, taking out of procession and holding of rallies in the area of Ludhiana district.

This order will take effect from 5 pm on May 17, 2019 and would remain in force till May 19, 2019.

The District Magistrate stated that the above order shall not apply on the procession or meeting for which previous permission in writing has been obtained from the S.D.M concerned or any officer authorised by the District Magistrate Ludhiana, customary procession in connection with wedding or funerals, house to house visits during 48 hours in connection with door to door campaigning.

In view of the emergent nature of the situation, it is being passed exparte and is addressed to the public in general. He stated this order has been issued keeping in mind whereas, it has been made to appear to me that due to the apprehension of breach of peace and public tranquillity, which is likely to take the shape of violence, causing obstructions to human life and safety and causing riots and affrays.

In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections scheduled on May 19, 2019, District Magistrate-cum-Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal, while exercising his powers under section 54 of Punjab Excise Act 1914 has already declared May 17 (5 pm onwards) to May 19 (till 6 pm) and on May 23, 2019, as Dry Days in district Ludhiana.

As per these orders, there would be no sale/purchase/consumption hotels, liquor and wine shops, taverns, beer/hard bars, dhabas, restaurants, clubs, marriage palaces, shops, public/private places etc. No person would be allowed to store liquor on these dates. The District Magistrate has stated that any person violating these orders would be strictly dealt with as per law.

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Friday, May 17, 2019