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Essential items exemption in shutdown order mistaken as license to roam on streets: DC Srinagar

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Srinagar, March 23: District Magistrate Srinagar on Monday said that the inclusion of groceries, fruit, and vegetables in essential items exempted from the government in shutdown order has been “mistaken” by many as a license to roam on streets in this summer capital of the state.
In a series of tweets, the deputy commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudhary stressed that nobody except Healthcare, Power, Water, F&ES, Food, Officers on duty under DDMA orders besides MEDIA shall be allowed to move without a movement pass. “Other agencies to give the list of minimal staff for Passes”, he tweeted.
He said that essential departments with wider footprint have been advised to work in shifts. He said they shall also reduce footprint.
“We have come across some organizations issuing Movement Passes exempting from 144 CrPC restrictions. Such authorities or persons shall be booked under 188 IPC. Be careful and responsible,” he added.

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