Ahead of the proposed Jat quota agitation from June 5, Gurgaon administration today clamped down on the gathering of five or more persons by issuing prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CRPC with immediate effect

CRPC's Section 144 states that any individual carrying deadly weapon that may cause harm or death, is a member of an unlawful assembly and shall be punished with fine or imprisonment for two years, or both.

Jat Protest /Source:PTI

The orders were issued by Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner, T L Satyaprakash, for 60 days, under which all unlawful activities, blocking of roads, passages, railway tracks, water channel, power houses, etc by agitators have been prohibited. Carrying of any weapon like fire arms, sword, lathi, kulhari, knives and other weapons has also been prohibited.

Satyaprakash, who is also the Gurgaon District Magistrate said,

"Though none of the Jat organizations has given any notice till now to the district administration regarding any procession or staging of dharna anywhere in Gurgaon on June 5, the administration is geared up to tackle any eventuality"
Bus burnt by Jat protesters /Source:PTI

The Gurgaon District Magistrate further stated that they would take all precautionary measures to minimize damage and repercussions. Elaborating on the measures undertaken he said that sub-divisional magistrate have been made overall incharges of their respective areas. According to him, National Security Law (NSL) has been implemented in the state and those who resorted to hooliganism would be dealt with as per the provisions of NSL.

Jat community block railway tracks to protest /Source:PTI

Having said that, he also revealed that the cyber cell of the police is monitoring messages in social media and anybody found sending inflammatory messages will be punished as per law.

The Deputy Commissioner said special care will be taken to ensure students do not have to suffer due to protests and routes of school buses will be diverted if there is any blockade anywhere.