City Police Commissioner has imposed the Section 144 in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad in view of counting of votes of General Elections to the Lok Sabha and A.P. Legislative Assembly constituencies on May 16. The Commissioner said that the assembly of five or more persons is being prohibited with a view to maintain public order and peace in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
He also imposed a ban on bursting of fire crackers / throwing of fireworks on the public roads and at public places. The prohibitory orders would remain in force in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad for 24 hours from 6 AM on May 16. The Commissioner has warned that any person violating the above orders shall be liable for prosecution.