Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH ADMINISTRATION BANNED CARRYING OF FIRE ARMS AND AMMUNITION

May 07, 2019 11:03 PM

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It has been made to appear to Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, IAS, District Magistrate, Chandigarh that there is possibility of law and order violation, security threats and misuse of arms weapons by anti social elements and others, which can create public nuisance and as such there is very high apprehension of breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquility besides danger to human lives and safety by the display of weapons during the General Lok Sabha Elections 2019. 

And whereas, Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, IAS, District Magistrate, Chandigarh, in view of request made by SSP, U.T., Chandigarh and guidelines issued by the Election Commission is of the opinion that carrying or possessing of all kind of fire arms and ammunition within the Union Territory, Chandigarh may cause obstruction, annoyance to persons lawfully employed or may disturb public peace and tranquility and may also cause riots and affray and that immediate action is necessary for the prevention of the same. 

Now therefore, Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, IAS, District Magistrate, herby prohibit as measures of emergency to the public generally, or any member thereof from carrying or possessing of all kinds of fire arms and ammunitions within the limits of U.T., Chandigarh and also direct to all the arms license holders within the U.T., Chandigarh to deposit their arms and ammunitions to the nearest Police Station, immediately. 

Provided that the above order shall not apply to Police or military or paramilitary personnel and other Govt. servant if called upon to carry fire arms in connection with their duties subject to the following conditions:,  police/military/paramilitary personnel shall be in their service uniform and exemption is applicable in relation to the above said personnel only when they are on official duty. 

Fire arms and ammunition exempted by Election Commission of India or all the license holders exempted by the Screening Committee constituted as per the instruction No.464/INST/2009/EPS dated 01.09,2009 of the Election Commission of India, and headed by Additional District Magistrate. Any person not wanting to deposit a weapon would be free to represent to the Screening Committee. This order shall come into force from zero hours shall be effective for a period of 21 days up to and including 27/05.2019. 

RALLIES ONLY IN SECTOR 25 CHANDIGARH

Chandigarh, 7th May 2019: The Chandigarh Administration has earmarked the Rally Ground, Sector 25 Chandigarh for taking out processions, rallies, dharnas, etc. And no permission has been granted by the Chandigarh Administration to organize processions, Rallies, dharnas, etc. elsewhere in the city other than the designated location, i.e., Rally Ground, Sector 25. Chandigarh and the same have been done to avoid traffic congestion, keeping in view of the convenience of the general public. 

Whereas, it has been made to appear to Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, IAS, District Magistrate, Chandigarh that certain groups of people plans to organize processions, rallies, dharnas, etc., and resort to other agitation methods in the city other than the earmarked/designated place i.e. Rally Ground, Sec 25, Chandigarh and whereas, there is an apprehension that such groups/organizations/unions may cause obstruction. Annoyance or injury to the persons lawfully employed or other general public and endanger human life and property. Disturb public peace and tranquility and cause riots and affrays. 

And therefore Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, IAS, District Magistrate. Chandigarh is of the opinion that taking out procession, rally, protest, strike, making speeches, raising slogans by Gathering/assembly of 5 or more people etc. within the territory of U.T., Chandigarh other than Rally Ground Sec 25 Chandigarh would cause obstruction, annoyance or injury to persons lawfully employed Or other general public, disturb public peace and tranquility and cause riots and affrays and that immediate action is necessary for the prevention of the same.

CRPC 144 IMPOSED, ASSEMBLY FIVE OR MORE BANNED FOR 60 DAYS

FIVE District Magistrate. Chandigarh, in exercise of the power vested u/s 144 of Cr. P.C., hereby order as a measure of emergency that the public in general or any member thereof is prohibited from taking out procession rally, protest, strike making speeches, Raising slogans, gathering/assembly of 5 or more people etc. within the territory of UT Chandigarh other than Rally Ground Sec 25 Chandigarh for a period of 60 days. Further. Prior permission for organizing procession, rally, Protest, Strike, making speeches, raising slogans, gathering/ assembly of 5 or more people etc. at Rally Ground Sector 25, Chandigarh must be obtained from the Competent Authority, i.e., the District Magistrate/concerned Sub Divisional Magistrate. U.T., Chandigarh. 

Provided that the above order shall not apply to: i) The police or Para-military or military persons or any other Government servant on official duties;(ii) The processions or meetings for which prior permission in writing of the District Magistrate/concerned Sub Divisional Magistrate, Chandigarh, has been obtained;(iii) The customary and ritualistic procession in connection with weddings and funerals. This order shall come into force from zero hours shall be effective for a period of sixty days up to and including 01.07.2019.

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