Restrictions Imposed on Businesses Withdrawn, but Section 144 Extended till 14 Aug

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Restrictions Imposed on Businesses Withdrawn, but Section 144 Extended till 14 Aug

Mangaluru: As per Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Dr Rajendra KV and Mangaluru Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar, the restrictions imposed on shops and establishments in the district have been withdrawn effective 8 August.

The DC on Sunday lifted the restrictions imposed on shops including liquor shops in the wake of peace prevailing in the district in the past few days. In the wake of murders in the district, the DC had promulgated prohibitory orders under Section 144 in the district and restrictions were imposed on shops and establishments. Initially, shops and establishments were directed to close between 6pm and 6am. Later, the district administration relaxed restrictions allowing shops and establishments to function till 9pm.


DC in his statement has mentioned “We have been observing improvement of peace and public order in the district. Hence, following decisions are made. All the shops including liquor shops can function as usual as all the restrictions of shop closure are taken out. Meanwhile, the Section 144 will be continued till August 14 midnight prohibiting congregation of more than five people and display of weapons in the district,” he said adding that the Commissioner of police will be issuing an order for city police commissionerate limits.


On movement of vehicles during night, the DC said there are no restrictions as such. However, he advised people to avoid unnecessary movements during the night.


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