Section 144 CrPC orders cannot be issued at the drop of a hat: Calcutta High Court

Justice Jay Sengupta also reiterated that the State administration must provide a level playing field to all political parties to hold rallies and procession.
Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court

Orders to restrict public movement and gathering under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) cannot be imposed at the drop of a hat, the Calcutta High Court said on Thursday while allowing an opposition party in West Bengal to hold a political rally at Purba Medinipur on August 26 [Rajib Samanta vs State of West Bengal].

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