Udupi: Prohibitory orders imposed in district ahead of counting of votes

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (JD/EP)

Udupi, May 22: The votes for the Udupi-Chikkamagaluru Lok Sabha elections will be counted at St. Cecily's Institute on June 4.

Dr K Vidya Kumari, the deputy commissioner and district magistrate, has enforced prohibitory orders under Section 144 across the district to ensure the peaceful counting and declaration of results. These orders will be effective from 5 am to midnight on June 4. The gathering of five or more people, processions, meetings, celebrations, and loitering are prohibited during this period.

A 100-meter radius around the counting center has been designated as a pedestrian area. Entry and parking of vehicles in this area are prohibited during the counting period.

The use of mobile phones, cordless phones, or other electronic devices is banned within a 100-meter radius, except for election officers and staff authorized by the Chief Election Officer's office.

Activities such as processions, protest rallies, public meetings, slogan shouting, and bursting of crackers are strictly prohibited. The use of loudspeakers is also banned.

Additionally, collecting stones in public places, carrying weapons of any kind, and engaging in actions that disturb law and order are prohibited.

Police officials have been empowered to confiscate weapons, explosives, and other destructive items and to initiate legal proceedings against offenders.

A press release from the office of the deputy Commissioner has stated that legal action will be taken against those who violate these orders.




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