The Commissioner of City Police, M. Mahendar Reddy, has ordered in the interest of maintaining public peace and order and tranquility particularly in view of the forthcoming Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Elections to be held on February 2,, that prior permission from the Police Department is necessary to organize or conduct any meetings, processions, padayatras, rallies or mobile publicity etc., within the twin cities of Hyderabad & Secunderabad.
The Zonal Dy. Commissioners of Police in whose jurisdiction the proposed meetings, processions, padayatras or rallies terminate will grant permission to organize or conduct such events. The organizers, Political Parties and contesting candidates are requested to apply for written permission to the concerned Zonal Dy. Commissioners of Police well in advance so as to enable them to plan for smooth conduct of such events. They should also obtain permission for use of loud speakers including mobile publicity. They are also requested to co-operate with the City Police in ensuring strict compliance of the instructions of the State Election Commission in orderly regulation of all such events during election campaign.(NSS)