District Magistrate, North Goa has ordered that from 06.00 p.m. of February 12, 2022 to 06.00 p.m. of February 14, 2022, in all Assembly Constituencies under jurisdiction of North Goa District Election office, any Assembly of five or more persons (including contesting candidates and workers) will be deemed as unlawful assembly under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and shall be prohibited to hold any possession or rally under the garb of house to house visits or corner meetings and to prevent creation of any nuisance and law and order problem.
The vehicles permitted for use of contesting candidates by the Returning officer for campaigning shall not ply on roads so as to avoid any distribution of money or gifts or liquor and to prevent any nuisance and law and order problem, except the vehicles authorized by the Returning Officer, DEO and CEO on the day of poll.
The private vehicles shall be checked in a dignified manner to avoid their misuse for distribution of money or gifts or liquor and for causing any nuisance also to avoid any harassment to private persons.
However, this order shall not apply to the authorized officers on Election Duty by the Election Commission or the State Government, including the polling officials, Magistrates, Police officials and Government staff.
It is also directed that the above restriction shall not apply to public servants on the duty and to bonafide marriage or funeral processions or religious functions or any special occasion or occasions which in the opinion of the District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Sub-Divisional Magistrates, are genuine and for which prior permission in writing has/have been be obtained from the District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate or the Sub-Divisional Magistrates concerned.