District Magistrate, North Goa District under sub section (1) of  section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure,1973 ordered that from 5.01 p.m of  February  2, 2017 to midnight of February 4, 2017 in all Assembly Constituencies under the jurisdiction of  North  Goa  District Election office,  Any Assembly of five  or more  persons (including contesting candidates and workers) will be  deemed as unlawful assembly under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and shall be prohibited to hold any  procession or rally under the garb of house to house visits or corner meetings and to prevent creation of any nuisance and law and order problem.


District Magistrate further stated that, all vehicles permitted for use contesting candidates by the Returning officer for campaigning shall not ply on roads so as to avoid any distribution of money or gifts or liquor and to prevent any nuisance and law and order problem, except the vehicles authorized by the Returning Officer, DEO and CEO on the day of poll.



And also all private vehicles shall be checked in a dignified manner to avoid their misuse for distribution of money or gifts or liquor and for causing  any nuisance also to avoid any harassment to private persons.




However, the above order shall not apply to the authorized officers on Election Duty by the Election Commission or the State Government, including the polling officials, Magistrates, Police officials and Government staff.