Assistant Commissioner of Police PL Chaudhary issued the circular on May 13 under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The order will be in force from May 14 to July 12. The notification said people who violate the order would be punished under provisions of Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant).
“We received information about incidents in which individuals suffered injuries in a birthday celebration,” Police Commissioner Satish Sharma told The Times of India. “On Dumas Road and some bridges, such incidents were reported. Considering this, the order has been issued.”
The order was issued to prevent the harassment of people through the “forcible application of cake, cellotape, chemical, foam, on them” and to prevent the destruction of public property, the police notification added.