Section 144, other prohibitory orders imposed on counting day

Hyderabad: Hyderabad City Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar has imposed Section 144 Cr PC in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad prohibiting assembly of 5 or more persons in connection with counting of votes for the General Elections to Lok Sabha on May 23.

This order will remain in force for 24 hours from 6 am on May 23.

The Police Commissioner has also imposed certain prohibitory orders on the counting day.

They include prohibition on carrying of sticks either with or without flags, lathies, fire arms, or any other weapon which can be used as weapons for offence or defense by persons in processions, big gathering or meetings within a radius of one kilometre from the Counting Center.

Erection of temporary structures like Shamianas, pandals, Khannath etc., on thoroughfares, public places and all other places where public may throng is also prohibited.

The Commissioner has also imposed a ban on use of mikes/public address system by anybody or parties; Music, singing or speeches or broadcasting through speakers or any other instruments and collection, carrying of stones and other means of casting missiles.

Making a speech, gesture or mimetic representation, exhibition or dissemination of pictures, symbols, placards or any other thing which is likely to create religious animosity or hatred between different communities or individuals or is likely to bring about commission of an offence of disturbance to or contempt of the law or of a lawful authority is also prohibited.

Bursting of fire crackers / throwing of fireworks on the public roads and at public places is strictly prohibited in connection with the Counting of Votes of General Elections to Lok Sabha on May 23 in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. (INN)

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