Ayodhya verdict :Prohibitory orders clamped in Mumbai
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) The Mumbai Police on Saturday morning clamped prohibitory orders in the entire city to tackle any untoward incident that may arise in the wake of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, an official said.
“Based on information received from various sources, it is apprehended that there is likelihood of breach of peace, disturbance of public tranquility and grave danger to human lives and loss of properties,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) Pranaya Ashok in a notice on Saturday.The prohibitory orders under Section 144 is in force from Saturday 11 a.m. till Sunday 11 a.m., throughout the country’s commercial capital, he added.
Accordingly, the police have banned the assembly of five or more persons, or processions or vehicles carrying people to take part in any unlawful gathering.However, the order would not apply to public gatherings taking place with the requisite permission from the authorities, and those requiring such special exemptions can apply to the Commissioner of Police for the same, Ashok said.
“Anybody found flouting the prohibitory orders would face punishment under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code,” he warned.Tight security with over 60,000 personnel has been deployed in Mumbai since midnight of Friday-Saturday, with road blocks, random vehicle checks, strictly manning the entry-exit points of the city and other measures implemented to ensure peace in the city.