Hyderabad, Commissioner of Police V.V. Srinivasa Rao, IPS, issued orders prohibiting any kind of public meetings and processions under the City limits without obtaining prior permission. He also prohibited carrying of arms like swords, spears, knives, sticks with or without flags, bludgeons, guns, explosives, and other lethal weapons in the capital city.
The CP also banned gathering of persons on the public roads or public places disturbing peace and order or causing inconvenience, annoyance or danger to public; collection, carrying of stones or other means of casting missiles; use of mikes/public address system by different organisations around the Secretariat, including BRKR Building, GHMC Building, Commissioner of Fisheries, Mint Compound, Nizam College and its surroundings, Legislative Assembly and surrounding roads, Public Garden Nampally, Upper Tankbund, I–MAX, Rotary and NTR Marg roads also fly-over road leading from Secretariat to Visweswarayya statue, Khairatabad.
The Commissioner also prohibited playing of music, singing or speeches or broadcasting through loud speakers. He said any person violating the ban order will be prosecuted under City Police Act. However, police officers on duty, Military personnel, Home Guards, Bonafide funeral processions are exempted from the ban order, which will come into force from 6 am on January 23 to 6 am on January 29.