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Maharashtra: Section 144 imposed in Mumbai for two days over Omicron scare, law and order threat

Prime News, National (Mumbai), Dec 11:-

With Maharashtra’s Omicron caseload rising steadily, Section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) has been imposed in Mumbai on the 11th and 12th of December. During the prohibitory orders enforced, rallies and protest marches involving people and vehicles are prohibited in Mumbai. The order, issued by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), will be in force for 48 hours on Saturday and Sunday.

“It has been issued to prevent danger to human life from the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 as well as a threat to the law and order situation against the backdrop of violence that took place in Amravati, Malegaon and Nanded,” he said.

Violators will be punished under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and other legal provisions, the ordered stated.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported seven new cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, including a one-and-a-half-year-old toddler – three from Mumbai and four from Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation – taking the tally to 17 in the state. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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