Section 144 imposed in Mumbai to maintain law and order

Indian policemen stand guard as women walk pass near the residence of Yakub Memon, in Mumbai, India, July 30, 2015. India hanged Yakub Memon on Thursday for his role in the country's deadliest bombings, which killed 257 people in Mumbai in 1993, after the Supreme Court threw out his final plea for a stay of execution. Memon was convicted as the "driving spirit" behind the serial blasts in India's financial capital Mumbai, then known as Bombay. He spent two decades in jail before going to the gallows on his 53rd birthday in a jail in the western city of Nagpur. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) Virendra Mishra on Saturday announced that Section 144 will be imposed in the Mumbai city to maintain law and order situation in the city.

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The section will be imposed from June 6 to June 20. However, peaceful activities will in no way be affected by this prohibitory order. The Mumbai Police has taken this step to maintain peaceful environment and avoid unwelcome situations in the city as the festive season is coming.

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The police have imposed Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code, which allows action if five or more people assemble at one spot.

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