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Mumbai Police Prohibit Movement Of Persons From 8 Pm To 7 Am For Non-essential Activities

Mumbai Police promulgated an order under Section 144 of the CrPC prohibiting the movement of one or more persons for non-essential activities from 8 pm to 7 am.

Written By
Akhil Oka

Pranaya Ashok- DCP (Operations) Greater Mumbai promulgated an order under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure on May 3 prohibiting the movement of one or more persons in Mumbai for non-essential activities from 8 pm to 7 am. This restriction shall not be applicable to individuals travelling for medical reasons. The order also stated that the movement of one or more persons from 7 am to 8 pm will be regulated as per the new lockdown guidelines issued by the Maharashtra government.

Moreover, social distancing norms, i.e a distance of 6 feet must be followed at all times. Any individual contravening the Mumbai Police's order will be punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code. This order would remain in force till midnight of May 17.

Read the Mumbai Police's order here: 

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