Gautam Buddha Nagar: The section 144 was imposed in the district of Gautam Buddha Nagar, a day after it witnessed barbarous protests and vandalism against the release of Padmaavat on 25th January. The district administration on Monday has imposed Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code, prohibiting assembly of four or more people at one place. The conflict began at Grand Venice Mall, Greater Noida and later spread to Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and DND toll plaza. Members of Karni Sena vandalized the DND toll plaza.
After facing a backlash over the protests in the district, the city police filed cases against 40 named and 800 unidentified persons at different police stations.
Many cases under several relevant sections have been filed at Surajpur, Kasana, Dadri and other police stations against the members of Karni Sena .
“We have arrested 12 people from the spot and detained many others for creating nuisance. Extra police forces are being deployed across the city to maintain peace,” said Suniti, Superintendent of Police, Gautam Budh Nagar.