DISTRICT MAGISTRATE NORTH ISSUES SEC 144 OF CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Panaji, April 13, 2017 … The first session of the Seventh Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa is convened from March 22, 2017 to March 24, 2017.  Hence, under section 144 (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 assembly and gathering of five or more persons and taking out or organizing of processions, carrying of firearms or weapons of offences such as lathis, swords, daggers or spears, use of loudspeakers, shouting of slogans and burning of fire crackers near the petrol pumps and at the venues of meetings etc in any public place, street, road, square, thoroughfare, by –lane or in any open space within the radius of 500 metres around the Assembly Complex at Porvorim and the area under the jurisdiction of Panaji Police station is strictly prohibited.

          The above restriction shall not apply to public servants on duty and to bonafied marriage or funeral processions or any special occasion or occasions which in the opinion of the District Magistrate/ Additional District Magistrate/ Sub Divisional Magistrate, are genuine and for which prior permission in writing has/have been obtained from the District Magistrate/ Additional District Magistrate/ Sub Divisional Magistrate concerned.

This order has come into force from March 22, 2017- from 7.00AM to March 24, 2017 and will remain in force till the Assembly session is over.

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