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Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC)


 

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.

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