The Chandigarh administration has imposed Section 144 CrPC in the city for the next 60 days. According to a press release issued by the Chandigarh Administration, there lies a possibility of law and order problem, security threats and the possibility of misuse of weapons by antisocial and others can create panic among the public. Therefore, there is every apprehension of breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquillity, besides danger to human life and safety by the display of weapons.
Ajit Balaji Joshi, IAS, district magistrate, Chandigarh, said that carrying of all kinds of firearms, lethal weapons, lathis, spears, javelins, tridents, swords, knives, daggers, iron rods and others within the territory of Chandigarh in connection with the aforesaid matters would cause obstruction, annoyance or injury to persons lawfully employed, disturb public peace and tranquillity and cause riots and that immediate action is necessary for prevention of the same.
The release also stated that therefore, Joshi, hereby prohibits as measure of emergency, the public generally or any member thereof from carrying firearms, lethal weapons, lathis, spears and javelins, tridents, swords, knives, daggers, iron rods, etc., within the limits of Union Territory of Chandigarh for 60 days.