No New Restrictions, Confirms Aaditya Thackeray after Prohibitory Orders in Mumbai Extended Till September 30
A fisherwoman is seen at a fish market amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease in Mumbai. (Reuters)
Prohibitory orders restricting movement of people have been extended in Mumbai till September 30 in view of rising coronavirus cases, an official said on Thursday. The restrictions under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure are in place since lockdown began.
They were extended as per the August 31 guidelines about easing of lockdown of the Maharashtra government, and no new restrictions have been imposed, the official said.
Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray tweeted urging people to not panic as the order issued by Mumbai Police was just an extension of the previous order and not fresh restrictions.
NO need to PANICThe order issued under section 144 CrPC is only an extension of the previous order issued on 31st August.No new restrictions have been imposed by @MumbaiPolice .Please share and don’t panic. #Section144 #Mumbai— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) September 17, 2020
Thackeray tweeted this after the Mumbai police extended their orders issued under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure till September end. Thackeray said it was mere continuation of the previous order of August 31.
"The current prohibition on presence or movement in public places under Section 144 CrPC is an extension of the previous prohibitory order. No new restrictions have been imposed. All exemptions as per government of Maharashtra guidelines to continue," the Mumbai Police later clarified in a tweet.