Mangaluru, March 24, 2020: Police Commissioner warns people against failure to comply with Section 144 in place. Penal action will be taken against those wilfully violating prohibitory orders issued under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code said Police Commissioner P.S. Harsha and Deputy Commissioner Sindhu B. Rupesh on Monday.
In a statement, Mr. Harsha said that it is the responsibility of all to abide by the orders in the interest of society and of the country that was fighting COVID-19, which has caused extensive damage in developed countries, including China, Italy, Spain, the U.S. and the U.K.
Except those who are in medical need or on other emergency-related works, none should venture out of their houses.
The orders permitting operation of grocery, medical and other shops selling essential items should not be misused. All places of worship have been closed and people should say their prayers in their houses. Movement of all government and private buses have been stopped.
Those violating the orders will be booked under Sections 188, 269 and 270 of the Indian Penal Code. He also called upon resident welfare association members to give information about persons wilfully violating the prohibitory orders by calling the district control room on Ph: 1077 or the police control room on Ph: 100.