Security beefed up across nation in wake of shutdown call
April 10, 2018  07:54
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Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and other parts of the country ahead of the country-wide shutdown called by groups opposed to caste-based reservations, a senior police official said.

Prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC have been imposed in Jaipur city. Mobile internet service has also been blocked for 24 hours in Jaipur as a precautionary measure, the official said. 

The 'Bharat bandh' call has been made on social media only and no organisation here has so far come forward to support it, the official said.

Deputy Inspector General of Police, Bhopal, Dharmendra Dubey said that social media messages were being monitored and warned that those spreading hate messages would be booked under section 188 (disobedience to order promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code.

Ajatshatru, Divisional Commissioner of Bhopal said that prohibitory orders under section 144 had been clamped in the city for Tuesday but services including schools, government offices and banks would operate as usual.

Sudhir Lad, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Chambal range said that curfew would be effective in Bhind from 9 pm today to 6 pm tomorrow to avoid any untoward incident.

Four people had died in Bhind in violence during the April 2 shutdown.

He informed that internet services had been blocked in the Chambal region in order to prevent rumour mongering.
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