COVID-19: Section 144 of CrPC Imposed in KA

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DIPHU, Mar 19: The district administration has promulgated prohibitory order in closing all roadside mobile fast food stalls etc with immediate effect from today under section 144 CrPC to prevent the outbreak and spread of COVID-19. This was stated in a notification issued by the deputy commissioner of Karbi Anglong Mukul Kumar Saikia this evening.

The press statement also mentioned that the order was promulgated in order to change its strategy to prevent the spread of the said virus and violation of the order will be punishable under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.