Playing loud music after 10 pm may invite FIR

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Playing loud music after 10 pm may invite FIR

Loud music played at functions at night causes huge inconvenience to local residents. File photo

Nikhil Bhardwaj

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 13

The police are all set to curb noise pollution by taking stringent action against persons playing loud music in the city after 10 pm. Commissioner of Police Rakesh Agrawal has issued directions to all SHOs to take immediate action if they get to know about any such violation.

The police, however, are unclear about the use of speakers at religious ceremonies and at religious places such as gurdwaras, temples, etc, during daytime and night.

“Anyone found playing loud music, DJ after 10 pm will invite legal action. In case of violation, an FIR can be registered under the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Act 2000 and the Environment Protection Act 1986, besides section 188 of the IPC,” say police directions, also posted on the official Facebook page and Twitter handle of the police.

Residents hail move through FB posts

“Well done Ludhiana Police. An FIR should also be lodged against organisers of political or religious functions, who use roads, streets or other public ways for the purpose. It causes great disruption in traffic flow. FIRs should also be lodged against those who block highways or other roads for agitation against government.” Jeet Singh Bal

“Only night! Is playing loud music during daytime making neighbours unable to sleep or study acceptable to you?” Nishant

‘On Sat Pal Mittal Road or Malhar Road as u call it, a number of high-end eating joints and bars operate. They blatantly play loud music. Earlier also, I had filed complaints in writing. No action so far. Make random inspections and register FIRs” Ankur Ghai

“It is a good step. But take care of sound violations at temples, gurdwaras and mosques too.’ Bal K Mehta

“What about loud music played in morning at religious places? Do something because it’s examination time” Ashish Garg

“Good work. The palaces on Pakhowal Road, 5 of them in total, must be dealt with strictly. They don’t care at all for the law. Please serve notices on all of them, then only will they care about law in future and will be cautious” Aneesh Sobti

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