Section 144 Imposed Around Counting Centres in Panchkula Ahead of Election Results

a group of men in uniform walking on a streetSection 144 Imposed Around Counting Centres in Panchkula Ahead of Election Results
  • Date: June 4, 2024
  • Author: Shreyasvi Singh

In anticipation of the upcoming election results this Tuesday, Panchkula’s District Magistrate, Dr. Yash Garg, has issued an order to impose Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in the vicinity of the city’s vote counting centers. The directive restricts the assembly of four or more people within a 200-meter radius around these facilities to ensure the orderly processing of the vote count and to maintain public safety during this critical period.

The preventive measure aims to avoid any potential disturbances that could arise from large gatherings, as emotions typically run high during the tallying of votes. The restriction will be strictly enforced throughout the duration of the vote counting process, with local law enforcement agencies on high alert to handle any unforeseen incidents.

Officials have urged the public to cooperate with the security measures put in place, emphasizing that the restrictions are essential for safeguarding the integrity of the electoral process and the safety of all individuals involved. Residents and media personnel are advised to adhere to the guidelines and avoid restricted areas to facilitate a smooth and peaceful conclusion to the electoral process.

The counting of votes is a delicate operation, and the administration of Panchkula is committed to ensuring that it is conducted without any disruptions. Further updates will be provided by local authorities as the situation develops, and the public is encouraged to stay informed through official channels.