This Holi, beware of being carried away in the spirit of the festival, or over-zealous celebration by smearing people with colours in public places might just land you in the police station.
Keeping the tradition of imposing restrictions in the city in view of the festival of colours, which falls on March 27, cops have prohibited movement of two wheelers and other vehicles in groups on streets and public places. Throwing colour or coloured water on persons and vehicles on public roads and places and causing annoyance is also not allowed.
The order shall be in force from 6 am on Mar 26 to 6 am on Mar 28. Violators of the above orders will be taken into custody under Section 76 of The Hyderabad City Police, Act 1348 Fasli.
In addition, all toddy and wine shops, including bars attached to restaurants (excluding bars in star hotels and registered clubs) will remain closed from 6 pm on Mar 26 to 6 am on Mar 28 in the jurisdiction of Cyberabad police commissionerate. Police commissioner Ch Dwaraka Tirumala Rao issued the orders.