12-hr curfew to continue in Twin City till May 31: Commissionerate Police

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Bhubaneswar: In order to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissionerate Police (CP) has issued order for extension of 12-hr curfew norms till May 31.

As per the Lockdown 4 guidelines, restrictions on people moving outside from 7PM-7AM will continue till May 31. Necessary orders under Section 144 CrPC has been issued. All are requested to cooperate, tweeted CP Sudhanshu Sarangi.

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“In exercise of the power conferred by the Government of Odisha, Home Department under sec 58 (1) (a) of Odisha Urban Act 2003 (Odisha Act 08 of 2007) upon the undersigned, I, Dr Sudhanshu Sarangi, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack, do hereby direct that movement for all non-essential activities in the jurisdiction of the Police Commissionerate, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack shall remain strictly prohibited between 7.00 PM to 7 AM till 31.05.2020 from the date of publication of this order,” reads the order issued by the Commissionerate of Police Bhubaneswar-Cuttack,” a press note from the CP stated.

“The Ministry of Home Affairs in its order issued on Sunday says, “The movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 7.00 PM to 7 AM, except for essential activities. Local authorities shall issue orders in the entire area of their jurisdiction, under appropriate provision of law, such as prohibitory orders (curfew) under section 144 of CrPC and ensure strict compliance,” it further read.

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