Mumbai, September 17: Amid the reports of Section 144 of CrPC being imposed in Mumbai till September 30, DCP PRO clarified that Section 144 was already in place in the metropolitan city. The police spokesperson even stated that no new restrictions or curfew have been imposed by Mumbai Police.

Informing about the latest development, DCP PRO said, "DCP Operations issued an order under Sec 144 CrPC yesterday, applicable in Mumbai city up to 30th Sept. It's issued as per guidelines of State Govt on 31st August regarding easing of restrictions 7 phase-wise openings of lockdown & no new restrictions imposed by Mumbai Police."

Here's what the DCP PRO said:

Following the report, Maharashtra State Minister Aaditya Thackeray too stated that there is no need to panic as the order is an extension of the previous order issued on August 31. He took to Twitter and wrote, "NO need to PANIC. The order issued under section 144 CrPC is only an extension of the previous order issued on 31st August. No new restrictions have been imposed by Mumbai police. Please share and don’t panic."

Here's what Aaditya Thackeray wrote:

Previously, the Maharashtra government in its September unlock guidelines had allowed a wide range of activities, including non-essential shops, hotels, private offices and passenger movements by bus.

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