Night curfew to be imposed in Bengaluru from Saturday

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Seven major cities in the state of Karnataka which comprises of Bengaluru and Mysuru will have a night curfew starting from Saturday between 10 pm to 5 am. With the rising cases of COVID-19 in the state, the government had declared a night curfew on April 8 for 10 days in the major cities. Though, essential services will be permitted amid the night curfew.

Bengaluru Police Commissioner discussed over an order passed pertaining to the details for Bengaluru. The order iterates that the operation of medical and emergency services shall not be subjected to curfew restrictions. Also, for those who want emergency medical attention will be given the travel permit provided they have a caretaker along.

The operation of the factories and companies amid the night hours has been permitted, however it is recommended that the employees in the night shifts reach the workplace by 10 pm and leave only after 5 am on the following day.

Further on, there are no stringent restrictions pertaining to the movement of vehicles for essential services along with goods transportation which comprises of empty vehicles utilized by e-commerce websites and home delivery purposes. The order also has mentioned the permit for the travellers arriving or leaving the city by train, air with valid document proof.

For any person violating the prohibitory order imposed from April 10 to April 20, may be subjected to punishment under sections of Disaster Management Act, 2005 along with Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Act, 2020 and Section 188 which is disobedience for the order circulated by public servant of Indian Penal Code.

For any individual who is adversely affected by the order can lodge a complaint under Section 144 (5) and 144 (6) of Code of Criminal Procedure which will permit for modification or cancellation of the order for either the Commissioner office or Karnataka’s Government, as per the order.

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