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Prohibitory Orders Clamped In Central Delhi Areas

PTI 15 Aug 2011, 22:27:50 IST

New Delhi, Aug 15: Acting tough, Delhi police tonight imposed prohibitory orders in some central Delhi localities, including Jai Prakash Narain Park, the venue of Anna Hazare's fast in protest against the official Lokpal Bill.  

Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in some areas of Daryaganj and IP police stations, which include Jai Prakash Narain Park and Shaheed Park.

The areas where prohibitory orders are imposed include Shantivan to Rajghat, Rajghat to Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg to JLN Marg, Delhi Gate to Tilak Marg on Bahadurshah Zafar Marg.

The orders came following police denying permission to Hazare to hold the protest at the park after organisers refused to give an undertaking restricting the number of protest days to three and protestors to 5,000. A large contingent of police, including women personnel, around Jai Prakash Narain Park to ensure that no untoward incident take place.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police sought the services of two magistrates from Delhi government.

Sources said Delhi Police have requested Principal Secretary (Home) of the city government to provide them with two magistrates whose services might be required to handle the law and order situation during the proposed protest. Top officials also reviewed the situation at Police Headquarters.

Union Home Secretary R K Singh held a meeting with Delhi Police Commissioner B K Gupta and other senior officials at the Police Headquarters here to take stock of the measures taken by the force to tackle any untoward situation. PTI