CHENNAI: The city police have issued prohibitory orders barring any assembly or meeting in public places from April 1 to 30 under Section 144 of CrPC.
The order passed by commissioner Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal specifically bars assemblies, processions, fasts, demonstrations, human chain meetings within city limits during the said period. The implementation of other guidelines and restrictions mentioned in the order will be issued by the revenue and disaster management department.
The order was passed keeping in mind the assembly election on April 6 and the raging coronavirus pandemic, a police source said.
People who have a wedding or a funeral in the house don’t come under the regulatory orders. The order further said, “Applicants are advised to apply for grant of permission at least five days in advance.”