Tag Archive | Impact of Section 144 on Fundamental Rights
What is Section 144?
- Section 144 CrPC empowers a district magistrate, a sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) or any other executive magistrate to issue orders to prevent and address urgent cases.
- Written orders passed under Section 144 may be directed to an individual, or to residents of a particular area, or to the general public visiting a particular place or area.
- In emergency cases, the magistrate can pass these orders without prior notice to the individual against whom the order is directed.