Following the violence related incidents on Friday in Delhi due to the conviction of Dera Sacha Saudha Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Section 144 was imposed in Delhi. Police on Saturday said Section 144 will continue for now keeping the situation in mind. However Police said , Day to day life of citizens wont get affected.
Section 144 was imposed in 11 districts except North and Central Police districts after few incidents of arson was reported, following the conviction and arrest of rape accused and self styled godman Dera Sacha Sauda Sect Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in Panchkula, in Haryana. Gurmeet Ram Rahim was known to have one of the largest following among self styled godmans in the country.
On Saturday, Delhi Police spokesperson Madhur Verma while addressing the media said, the imposition of prohibitory orders would be reviewed after monitoring the situation. He added that several miscreants were arrested in connection with the violence in the city on Friday after they were identified through CCTV footage, though he did not specify the number.
However, Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Yadav on Saturday evening tweeted that 10 persons had been arrested and sent to jail under stringent sections of the law and bikes and petrol bottles were recovered. “High alert was maintained in Delhi during Friday night and flag marches were conducted in many areas during the day,” Verma said. He added that feedback was taken from all areas and there are no problems in any part of the city.
What is Section 144 ?
Section 144 was created in 1973 with a purpose to contain riots and violent protests. Section 144 disbars assembly of more then 4 people in an area. Person involved in rioting can face jail time upto 3 years or/and fine.