Sec 144 imposed in entire Ranchi city to check law and order, Cov spread during fests | Ranchi News

Ranchi: The Ranchi district administration has issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in the entire city to ensure law and order and prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection during upcoming Holi and Shab-e-Baraat festivals.
A press statement on Tuesday said the order would be effective from March 28 till 30. It forbids the use of disc jockey and high-decibel speakers and playing songs and delivering speeches that hurts communal sentiments. There would also be a ban on rallies and procession. The district administration stated that violation of the order would invite legal action under Section 188 of the IPC.
Meanwhile, DC Chhavi Ranjan asked the sadar and the Bundu sub-divisional officers to issues direction prohibiting procession in crowded areas. He asked them to intimate the committees associated with Sarhul festival in this regard. Sarhul will be held in mid-April.
The orders were issued during a meeting of the task force held in the backdrop of rising cases of Covid-19 in the city. The DC also issued a slew of instructions to the officials for the formation of containment zones, contact tracing, testing and vaccination.
Ranjan also asked Ranchi SDO Sameera S to ensure the collection of samples of people coming from other states at the railway stations and the airport. He added that extra vigil is needed on passengers coming from Kerala and Mumbai.

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