Section 144 of CrPC continues till October 31 in Noida.
Gautam Buddh Nagar police on Thursday extended restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC until October 31, even as Commissioner Alok Singh forcibly told him to be on alert during the upcoming holiday season with a special emphasis on controlling street crime.
Singh has also ordered officials to complete preparations for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, which are due to take place early next year, on time and keep an eye on people who may cause harm in view of the elections.
Noida and Greater Noida agents have been ordered to monitor social media and crackdown on antisocial elements who resort to circulating objectionable content or misleading information online with the aim of creating tension, according to an official statement.
During a meeting held at police headquarters here Wednesday night, Singh directed officials to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols, including social distancing and face-covering according to government guidelines, he added.
The prohibitions under Section 144 of the CrPC have been invoked considering the situation of law and order in view of upcoming festivals such as Gandhi Jayanti, Durga Puja, Eid-ul Milad, Valmiki Jayanti, he said.
“A detailed discussion was held on increasing the visibility of the police in public places to control street crime. The police commissioner also ordered officers to intensify patrols to control crimes against women, ”the police statement read.
“He ordered officials to identify crucial public places where the deployment of personnel, including women, must be increased and ordered them to verify the surveillance of Dial 112 personnel by conducting on-site visits,” he added.
The meeting was attended by senior officers, including Additional Commissioner (Law and Order) Love Kumar, all additional DCPs and DCPs, ACPs, and police station attendants.
“The police commissioner has directed all concerned DCPs to meet with the superior police officers of the adjoining districts to obtain a list of the criminals who have committed the incidents of robbery, kidnapping, etc.
And has placed particular emphasis on increasing the visibility of the police along the borders of districts such as Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Bulandshahr, Delhi, and Palwal (Haryana), ”he stated.
Singh ordered all officers to get rid of pending cases very quickly while maintaining a quality investigation and cautioned against any lax public complaints, he added.
While extending the restrictions of Section 144 of the CrPC, additional DCP (Law & Order) Shraddha Pandey stated in the order that unauthorized protests, rallies, and social gatherings will remain prohibited in light of the pandemic.
No public activities except essential services are allowed between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., depending on the order.
The order limited the crowd size to 100 for indoor wedding functions and “no more than the size of the area” in open venues, while indicating that shopping malls and restaurants could operate to a maximum of 50 per hundred of crowd capacity.
Public transportation such as buses, subways, and taxis would operate at 50 percent of passenger capacity, while only two passengers are allowed on automatic rickshaws, he added.
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