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Covering faces while riding two-wheelers banned

Commuters, especially women, riding two-wheelers covering their faces to save themselves from scorching heat will no more be allowed to cover faces while driving, as Ludhiana police have banned the practice with an aim to maintain law and order situation in the city.

punjab Updated: Apr 22, 2016 17:23 IST
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In his order, police commissioner Jatinder Aulakh has exempted people with allergies and other medical reasons.
In his order, police commissioner Jatinder Aulakh has exempted people with allergies and other medical reasons.(HT PHOTO)

Commuters, especially women, riding two-wheelers covering their faces to save themselves from scorching heat will no more be allowed to cover faces while driving, as Ludhiana police have banned the practice with an aim to maintain law and order situation in the city.

Ludhiana police commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh issued the orders for imposing the ban on the practice under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) on Thursday.

The commissioner of police said, “Anti-social elements usually cover their faces while executing crimes to prevent themselves from being identified, and it becomes difficult for the police to trace them.”

The orders will last over the next two months. Aulakh said, “Police will take action against violators. People with allergies and other medical reasons have however been exempted.”

The ban was last introduced by former commissioner of police Paramraj Singh Umranangal in August 2015, when snatchings and loot incidents recorded a rise.

A case under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC was then also registered against a 25-year-old man on August 22 for covering his face while driving a two-wheeler at Daresi police station.

The commissioner of police has also issued orders for the shopkeepers to keep a record of buyers of army print clothes and uniforms under Section 144 of the CrPC. The commissioner said, “It has been found that shopkeepers don’t keep a record of the sale of army print clothes and uniforms. Offenders could disturb law and order situation or execute crime in the city by wearing army, paramilitary uniforms.”

For this, Aulakh has ordered the shopkeepers to ask for photograph, identification proof and mobile numbers of the buyers. The shopkeepers will have to submit the record of sale with police stations concerned.

Besides, a ban on installing any plates bearing name and designation of vehicle owner, who is a member of any political party and other organisation, on the rear or front of the vehicle, has been invoked. Police commissioner has also banned police colour number plates.

In his order, Aulakh said, “Some leaders of the political or private organisations used to install plates with their designations in the respective parties. Criminals can misuse the number plates in disturbing law and order situation in the city.”

Ludhiana police commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh issued the orders for imposing the ban on the practice under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) on Thursday.

The commissioner of police said, “Anti-social elements usually cover their faces while executing crimes to prevent themselves from being identified, and it becomes difficult for the police to trace them.”

The orders will last over the next two months. Aulakh said, “Police will take action against violators. People with allergies and other medical reasons have however been exempted.”

The ban was last introduced by former commissioner of police Paramraj Singh Umranangal in August 2015, when snatchings and loot incidents recorded a rise.

A case under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC was then also registered against a 25-year-old man on August 22 for covering his face while driving a two-wheeler at Daresi police station.