August 02, 2022 Sravana 11, 1944
District Magistrate North Goa has ordered all restaurants, bars, tea shops, pan shops, eateries and other food shops/joints (Dhabas, Gaddas) etc., situated in rural areas of Village Panchayat jurisdiction within 200 meters of the polling station and counting centre’s of respective Talukas in North Goa District to remain closed on polling and counting days.
DM has further banned any gathering or crowd comprising of more than 5 persons within 200 meters of any polling stations of respective Talukas in North Goa District.
The restrictions shall not apply to public servants on duty and to bonafide marriage or funeral processions or religious processions/functions. The above order shall not apply to the authorized officers on Election Duty by the State Government, including the polling officials, Magistrates, Police officials and Government staff.
Failure to comply with this order shall be liable for penal action under section 188 of Indian Penal Code and other relevant provisions of laws in force.