In the midst of concerns of increasing positive cases of Coronavirus in the country and people not taking the lockdowns seriously, the Delhi Police on Monday declared that curfew passes will be compulsory from March 24 to enter the national capital.
On Sunday, Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) was enforced by the police in Delhi, which was in order till March 31 to limit protests and gatherings from happening. But now in view of people breaching the rules, the police have now enforced curfew.
Further, Delhi Commissioner SN Shrivastava requested all border pickets in Delhi to be closed with instant effect. As per the reports, media employees will require to show their ID cards to cross the borders. Also, all essential services will go on without any difficulty.
As per the order, private organisations in Delhi that are involved in essential services will need to secure curfew passes from their respective district police headquarters. The order also said that the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police will then issue passes after evaluating their requirements.
Private organisations that are in the national capital’s neighbouring districts will also require curfew passes from their respective district police headquarters, i.e., Southwest, Southeast, Shahdara, East, Outer-North or Outer, for their workers who travel from Delhi.
The number of COVID-19 cases in the capital rose to 29, owing to which strict measures are being stated.
Government officials, involved in essential services, will also be authorized to enter Delhi only after they show their identity cards. Strict legal actions will be taken against those breaching the orders. Further, to make sure that the order is in place, police watching would be in place.
Rigorous checking will also take place at the city borders and internal pickets within the city to safeguard there is no meeting happening and people limit their movements.