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UT imposes sec 144 around electricity dept offices

chandigarh Updated: Jul 11, 2013 18:23 IST
HT Correspondent

The UT administration has imposed section 144 of the CrPC in and around 200 metre radius of all offices of the UT electricity department, anticipating protest by UT Powermen Union to register against long-pending demands.

The order shall come into force with effect from zero hour on Friday.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 tranquillity 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 duties, 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.