BENGALURU: In view of the BBMP elections, city Police Commissioner N S Megharikh has issued guidelines to political parties and its representatives on holding rallies.
Before organising a procession, the person, party or organisation will have to seek permission from the deputy commissioner of police under whose jurisdiction the major portion of the routes for the procession fall.
The deputy commissioner of the zone should inquire into the background of the individual or party. No procession is allowed between sunset and sunrise.
The DCPs hold the powers to change the route of the procession from the one proposed by the organisers in the interest of maintaining law and order and unhindered movement of traffic. They also have the power to refuse the request of the aspirant to hold processions.
The organisers will be held responsible for any violation or breach of peace or disruption of traffic. If found guilty, they will be prosecuted under the Karnataka Police Act.