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DC imposes section 144 near CHB building

The UT administration has imposed section 144 of the CrPC prohibiting an assembly of more than five people near the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) building, Sector 9, anticipating protest by Chandigarh Housing Board Employees' Coordination Committee in support of their demand for implementation of pension scheme.

chandigarh Updated: Apr 23, 2013 00:13 IST
HT Correspondent

The UT administration has imposed section 144 of the CrPC prohibiting an assembly of more than five people near the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) building, Sector 9, anticipating protest by Chandigarh Housing Board Employees' Coordination Committee in support of their demand for implementation of pension scheme.

The orders will be enforced on April 23 and will remain in effect till April 29.

The orders were passed by UT deputy commissioner Mohammed Shayin keeping in view that protest or any agitation could cause obstruction, annoyance or injury to persons lawfully employed, disturb public peace and tranquility and cause riots and affrays.

The above order shall not apply to the police or paramilitary or military persons or any other government servant on official duty, processions or meetings for which prior permission in writing of the district magistrate/ sub-divisional magistrate, Chandigarh, has been obtained and the customary and ritualistic procession in connection with weddings and funerals.