Is CBI still caged parrot?

Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, who switched sides from TMC to join BJP in the run-up to the state elections, is among those against whom prosecution sanction is still pending.

The CBI Monday arrested four TMC leaders, including two ministers in the newly former West Bengal government, in connection with the Narada sting operation case. The CBI said the four leaders — Ministers Firhad Hakim and Subrata Mukherjee, Madan Mitra, Sovan Chatterjee — were arrested after Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar granted sanction for prosecution this month.

But what it left unsaid said a lot about the latest turn in the case.

Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, who switched sides from TMC to join BJP in the run-up to the state elections, is among those against whom prosecution sanction is still pending.

Also, the CBI has not applied for prosecution sanction against senior BJP leader, Mukul Roy, who was among the first to switch over from TMC in 2017, and is Accused No.1 in the agency’s FIR.

The CBI’s action came just two weeks after the TMC retained power in the state by overcoming an aggressive campaign from the BJP, which had banked on a string of TMC leaders who switched sides over the last few months.

Incidentally, the CBI sent requests for prosecution of the four arrested leaders to the Governor in January — two months ahead of polls — and got the sanction within five days of the results.

Adhikari, who provided a silver lining for the BJP by defeating Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram, is an accused in the case along with 11 others. The request for prosecution sanction against him — along with TMC MPs Saugata Roy, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar and Prasun Banerjee — was sent by the CBI to the Lok Sabha Speaker on April 6, 2019.

Adhikari was a Lok Sabha MP in 2014 when the Narada sting operation, in which TMC leaders were seen on camera accepting or negotiating cash deliveries to allegedly favour a fictitious company, was recorded. Roy was a Rajya Sabha member in 2014. The sting was aired in 2016, ahead of the previous Assembly elections.

Sources told The Indian Express that guidelines of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) state that prosecution sanction must be granted or rejected by the competent authority within four months of the request.

According to CVC records till November 2020, the CBI request for sanction to prosecute Adhikari, who joined the BJP in December last year, and the three TMC MPs, is the only such request pending with the Speaker’s office. Om Birla took charge as Speaker in June 2019 following the general elections.

Those arrested Monday face the same allegations as Adhikari and Roy.

According to the CBI FIR, Hakim allegedly “was shown to have agreed to accept Rs 5 lakh from the sting operator and the said amount was shown to have been accepted by his staff on his behalf, on his instructions”.

Madan Mitra, the FIR has alleged, “was shown to have accepted Rs 5 lakh from the sting operator, who told him that his company was looking for work pertaining to highways and infrastructure projects in the state of West Bengal. Mitra told the sting operator that he had seen how he used to get the work done.”

Subrata Mukherjee, the FIR said, was allegedly “shown to have accepted Rs 5 lakh from the sting operator in the presence of (accused) Iqbal Ahmed. He was also heard assuring to show favour to the sting operator.”

Sovan Chatterjee had joined the BJP in 2019 but quit the party this March after he was denied a party ticket for the Assembly polls. According to the FIR, he allegedly “was shown to have received Rs 4 lakh in cash from the sting operator, who promised to pay a further Rs 1 lakh to him the next day. He was also shown to have assured the sting operator that he would arrange a meeting for him with Shri Abhishek Bandopadhyay, at least once, after the elections. He was heard to agree with the sting operator that he had already received the entire amount of money from him.”

On Adhikari, the FIR says he allegedly “was shown to have accepted Rs 5 lakh while assuring the sting operator to allow him to do projects in his constituency”.

The FIR describes Roy’s alleged role in the sting operation. “…he was shown to have assured to support the sting operator in his business proposals and asked him by hand gesture to come after 24th (24.4.2014) with full amount of money (the amount is not specified in the conversation). The sting operator was heard saying he had brought ‘five’ and promised to bring ‘ten’ more on 24th,” it states.

According to the CBI, in another sting video, Roy was “shown to have told the sting operator that he had asked Shri SMH Mirza, the then SP of Bardhaman, about the interests of his company. He was also shown to have told the sting operator to hand over the money to Mirza that he had brought for him (Mukul Roy).”

In another file, CBI has alleged, Roy told the sting operator “he would not accept the money himself and advised him to go to his office at 6A Elgin Road after 1 hour and hand over the money to the staff available there. He was also shown to have assured the sting operator that he would also reach his office by that time”.

The CBI registered the case in April 2017. In all, the agency has booked 12 leaders of the TMC, including ministers, for alleged criminal conspiracy and corruption.

Apart from Roy and Adhikari, and the four arrested Monday, they include Lok Sabha MPs Saugata Roy, Aparupa Poddar, Sultan Ahmed, Prasun Banerjee and Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar; MLA Iqbal Ahmed; and, IPS officer S M H Mirza.

India’s Covid crisis

“Modi leads India out of a lockdown and into a Covid apocalypse,” declared a recent headline in the UK Sunday Times.

The Australian newspaper re-published the story with a scathing summary: “Arrogance, hyper-nationalism and bureaucratic incompetence have combined to create a crisis of epic proportions, critics say, as India’s crowd-loving PM basks while citizens literally suffocate.”

It earned a rebuke from India, but there’s no denying the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cherished image has taken a bad hit.

Stories from India’s punishing second wave have dominated global news and social media feeds – people gasping to stay alive as they wait for critical care beds and treatment; desperate families scrambling for everything, from oxygen cylinders to a doctor’s appointment; mass funeral pyres and parking lots turning into crematoriums to accommodate the rising number of dead.

Coverage the world over has pinned the blame on Mr Modi – a man who has often presented himself as an able administrator with an eye for detail, who is now floundering as India’s daily cases break records.

‘A crack in the facade’
“If competence was his calling card, many people are calling that into question,” political scientist Milan Vaishnav says. “It’s not just that the government seems to be fumbling or absent, it’s that they actively contributed to exacerbating the situation.”

Mr Modi is far from being the only leader to have bungled his Covid response. But his fall from grace is so pronounced, Mr Vaishnav says, because, unlike former US President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, he was not a “Covid denier”. And yet he failed to prevent what happened, despite the warning signs.

Mr Modi allowed a Hindu festival where millions gathered on the banks of the Ganges river over several weeks for a holy dip. He insisted on a month-long election in West Bengal state and campaigned unmasked at massive rallies, marvelling at the size the crowds.

“These displays of negligence or defiance were shocking to see from parts of the world which had seen lockdowns recently,” says Alex Travelli, The Economist’s India correspondent.

They were also a vivid reminder of Mr Modi’s brand – a strong, popular leader of an overwhelmingly Hindu country – and the Indian exceptionalism that he touted to the world in January.

“For foreign observers, his nationalist impulses were always paired with a sense of technocratic competence. But technocratic competence has been entirely missing from the [Covid] response,” says Christopher Clary, assistant professor of political science at the State University of New York.

media caption’A person cannot even die peacefully in Delhi’
Mr Modi’s reputation as a both a populist leader and a vigilant administrator started to fray in 2016 when a disastrous currency ban knocked down millions of Indians who largely relied on cash. Then, last year, he shut down the country overnight to stop the spread of Covid – but again, millions lost jobs and many lost their lives. India’s economy is still reeling from all of this.

Mr Modi’s defence was that there was a greater good at stake, be it flushing out illegal cash or beating Covid. But this latest misstep cannot be explained away easily, says Ravi Agrawal, editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy.

“You can explain away numbers like GDP, but you can’t explain away a brother’s death,” he says. “Indians have always believed that although Modi makes mistakes, he still fights for them, he believes in them.”

But this time, he says, they are questioning his intent. “There is a crack, a very visible crack in the edifice, the facade that is Modi.”

The making – and unmaking – of a brand
“Modi means business” declared a Time magazine cover in 2012.

Back in 2002, more than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, died in riots that erupted in Gujarat state after 60 Hindus were killed in a train fire. Mr Modi, who was then the chief minister of the state, was accused of allowing the riots. He denied any wrongdoing and came out unscathed.

By 2012, the Gujarat chief minister was “a paragon of good governance and effective administration” for his supporters. Other coverage dubbed him an “autocratic loner” and “a poor delegator”, but a “refreshing” change under whom “Gujarat bloomed” and “business flourished”. His bid for PM, after a 13-year stint heading Gujarat, was seen as an opportunity to “revitalise” India’s economy. The BJP was taking a risk on the “polarising” Mr Modi, but his reputation as a “no-nonsense administrator” was part of his appeal.

“We got taken in by the relatively easy way it was to govern Gujarat,” says Nilanjan Mukopadhyay, a journalist and Mr Modi’s biographer.

Brand new roads, power lines, lesser red tape and increased private investment in Gujarat impressed middle-class and wealthy voters. But Mr Mukhopadhyay says it wasn’t a great feat to achieve in a prosperous state with a small population. And Gujarat’s social indicators didn’t improve much.

“We were all taken by this great aura of Modi. I made this error too. He once said we have a red carpet, not red tape. Where is the red carpet for the aid that is coming?” (The aid has been stuck in customs, according to a series of damaging news reports.)

The current crisis, observers say, has exposed the chinks in Mr Modi’s armour. They say his centralised style of leadership seemed reassuring last year but proved hollow this time as he passed the buck to states. A generous vaccine strategy, which saw him donate doses to countries, now appears like careless grandstanding since India has forced its largest vaccine marker to renege on international commitments, which brought it funding. His strident majoritarianism, which so many voters admired, stops him from reaching out across the aisle for bipartisan solutions, experts say.

An Indian salesman arranges copies of Time magazine featuring a cover photo of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at a store in Ahmedabad on March 18, 2012

“He put his name and his stamp on everything. So when something goes wrong he has to take the fall. You can’t have it both ways,” Mr Agrawal says.

Mr Modi built an impressive brand abroad too – “He is at his best outside India,” wrote one newspaper. He drew a “roaring crowd” at the iconic Madison Square Gardens and overshadowed former US President Donald Trump at the Howdy, Modi! gathering in Texas.

“He deployed this imagery of himself so aggressively,” Mr Agrawal says. He was even called the “most physically demonstrative Indian leader in years.”

His muscular nationalism was a balm for Indians at home and overseas, and promised the emergence of a superpower. Now, Mr Agrawal says, it is “galling” for Indians everywhere to see how their economic peers – Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh – have fared better against Covid.

“There’s embarrassment among the diaspora that the country which they have got used to describing to their friends as a rising power is now being shown the way it is.”

Can Modi’s image recover?
“He has proven to be an exceptionally resilient politician and political leader,” Mr Vaishnav says.

“The man has recovered from some incredible nadirs already, I wouldn’t count him out,” Mr Travelli adds.

The government is already in damage-control mode. It has taken offence to the bad press, sparred with opposition leaders and fumed at tweeters critical of its response.

It has suggested a “foreign conspiracy” is afoot to discredit India, asked Twitter to take down posts it didn’t like and then took to Twitter to thank and defend Mr Modi’s leadership.

Burning pyres of the victims who died of Covid-19 coronavirus are pictured at an open air crematorium set up for the coronavirus victims inside a defunct granite quarry on the outskirts of Bangalore on May 1, 2021

But Mr Modi himself has been conspicuously absent, barring a tame address on 20 April.

“At the start of the pandemic, Modi knew how he wanted to look to India and the world,” Mr Travelli says. “He was styling himself as a general leading his people. But no equivalent posture is available to him at the moment. He doesn’t have any interest in apologising or asking for help.”

Mr Modi has only been interviewed a handful of times since he became PM. He has never addressed a press conference, even during Covid.

“He doesn’t want to be questioned,” Mr Mukhopadhyay says.

But questions are all anyone has – the poor, a traumatised middle class and the rich Indians who couldn’t escape the huge gaps in healthcare, and even loyal party workers who can’t quite grasp how the prime minister let this happen.

Uddhav Thackeray inaugurates ‘Hutatma Dalan’ at police headquarters

MUMBAI: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday inaugurated the ‘Hutatma Dalan’ (Martyr’s Gallery) and coffee table book ‘Atulya Himmat’ at police headquarters on the anniversary of the 2008 terror attacks.
The gallery is dedicated to all the security personnels who lost their lives in the line of duty during the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai. The gallery showcases the 797 police personnel killed in the line of duty including those from the Mumbai Police.

Punjab DGP dedicates stadium to police personnel in Fatehgarh Sahib

FATEHGARH SAHIB: Dinkar Gupta, director general of police, Punjab on Thursday dedicated a stadium at Police Lines, Mahadian Fatehgarh Sahib to police personnel. He said that Fatehgarh Sahib police have developed advanced infrastructure and facilities in the district for the better working of the force, which is an example and this model will be implemented in other districts also.
The DGP also awarded DGP discs to the outstanding police personnel including SP Jagjit Singh Jalla, DSP Hardeep Singh Badungar, Inspector Rajnish Sood, Constable Narinder Singh. He also planted saplings at police lines.
The police line Mahadian was established in 2012 and till date, there was no specific place like stadium where police personnel could do their physical activities and sports to come out of their daily routine and mental stress.

All Women Police Station gets national recognition

The Sooramangalam All Women Police Station has been awarded the second best police station in the country by the Home Ministry.

According to police officials, police stations across the country were assessed based on case handling, maintenance of station premises, maintenance of records and handling of complainants.

Inspector of the station S.P. Valarmathi said that their achievement is a pride moment for the Salem city police and entire Tamil Nadu and they are working towards performing better.

Police Commissioner T. Senthil Kumar and other senior officials appreciated the inspector and other officials at the station on their achievement.

New police stations proposed in Airport area for better policing

The Yamuna Expressway industrial development authority (Yeida) has requested the Uttar Pradesh government to set up six new police stations for better policing now that the new international airport and other mega projects are coming up under its jurisdiction.

The work on airport project is expected to begin by mid-2021 and become operational three years later. In the meantime, Yeida is planning to develop the surrounding areas and investors who have bought land to set up factories, manufacturing units and other businesses are also expected to begin development soon.

“We have sent a proposal to the state government for setting up the six new police stations to handle the policing in a better manner in this region. We have proposed a dedicated police station for the airport and other stations will be useful in their respective areas. The authority will provide required land and other resources as and when we get an instruction from the government on this issue,” said Arun Vir Singh chief executive officer of Yeida.

The proposed police stations are in sectors 18 and 20 (allotted for residential projects), 22D, 21 (where the 1000-acre Film City is planned), 32 and near the Jewar airport.

There are 22 police stations in Gautam Budh Nagar district to handle the law and order situation. Currently, Gautam Budh Nagar has 3,869 police personnel — 42 inspectors, 459 sub-inspectors, 972 head constables and 2,396 constables. Officers said with the proposed new system, an additional 1,600 personnel will be posted to Gautam Budh Nagar.

“These and other resource enhancement measures are being comprehensively examined and will appropriately respond to City’s future requirements,’ said Alok Singh police commissioner Gautam Budh Nagar.

महिलाओं से संबंधित प्रकरण में तत्परता और गंभीरता केवल दिखनी नहीं होनी भी चाहिए, किसी भी प्रकार की लापरवाही बर्दास्त नहीं की जायेगीः डीजीपी

डीजीपी श्री डीएम अवस्थी ने आज यहां पुलिस मुख्यालय में विडियो कॉन्फेंसिंग के जरिए सभी रेंज के पुलिस महानिरीक्षक एवं पुलिस अधीक्षकों की बैठक में महिलाओं से संबंधित अपराध प्रकरणों की समीक्षा बैठक ली गई। श्री अवस्थी ने पुलिस अधीक्षकों को निर्देश दिया कि महिलाओं से संबंधित अपराधों पर त्वरित कार्यवाही की जावे तथा ऐसे प्रकरणों में विलम्ब बर्दास्त नहीं किया जायेगा। श्री अवस्थी ने कहा कि महिलाओं से संबंधित अपराधों की समीक्षा के लिये एक मेकेनिजम बनाया जाये जिसमें रिपोर्ट दर्ज होने से गिरफ्तारी, चालानी एवं इसे न्यायालय में सजा भी कराने तक उसका पर्यवेक्षण किया जा सके। महिलाओं से संबंधित प्रकरणों में त्वरित कार्यवाही करें ताकि और बेहतर पुलिस की छवि बन सके।

राज्य में अवैध शराब, ड्रग्स के विरूद्ध कठोर कार्यवाही की जावे। अनुशासनहीनता बिलकुल बर्दास्त ना की जाये। ऐसे अनुशासनहीन कर्मचारियों व अधिकारियों पर चाहे वो छत्तीसगढ़ पुलिस के किसी भी शाखा में हो दोषी होने पर कठोरतम कार्यवाही करें। श्री अवस्थी ने कहा कि डॉयल 112 और हाईवे पेट्रोलिंग में कर्मचारियों को रोटेशन के माध्यम से ड्यूटी लगाया जाये और ऐसे कर्मचारी जिनके विरूद्ध शिकायत हो उन पर कड़ी से कड़ी कार्यवाही करें।

इस विडियो कॉन्फेंसिंग में रेंज के समस्त पुलिस महानिरीक्षक पुलिस अधीक्षक तथा पुलिस महानिरिक्षक डॉ आनंद छाबड़ा गुप्तवार्ता, रायपुर रेंज, अअवि के उप पुलिस महानिरीक्षक श्री सुशील द्विवेदी, डॉ संजीव शुक्ला एवं अन्य अधिकारी उपस्थित रहे।

माननीय मुख्यमंत्री श्री भूपेश बघेल द्वारा राज्य साइबर थाना का शुभारंभ

माननीय मुख्यमंत्री श्री भूपेश बघेल द्वारा राज्य साइबर पुलिस थाना का उद्घाटन किया गया। थाना के उद्घाटन की प्रक्रिया आँनलाईन संपादित की गयी। उद्घाटन समारोह में मान. गृह मंत्री श्री ताम्रध्वज साहू, मुख्य सचिव श्री आर.पी. मंडल, अपर मुख्य सचिव गृह श्री सुब्रत साहू, पुलिस महानिदेशक श्री डी.एम. अवस्थी, विशेष पुलिस महानिदेशक श्री आर.के. विज एवं श्री अशोक जुनेजा विशेष रूप से उपस्थित थे । इसके अलावा पुलिस मुख्यालय के सभी वरिष्ठ अधिकारी एवं रेंज पुलिस महानिरीक्षक व अन्य अधिकारी भी उपस्थित थे।
राज्य साइबर थाने का उद्घाटन करते हुए जनता व पुलिस विभाग को बधाई देते हुए माननीय मुख्यमंत्री जी ने कहा कि राज्य में होने वाले साइबर अपराधों को नियंत्रण करने में राज्य शासन एवं पुलिस विभाग की यह एक अच्छी पहल है । इससे भिन्न-भिन्न प्रकार के साइबर अपराधों को नियंत्रण करने में सहायता मिलेगी। राज्य साइबर पुलिस थाना में सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी अधिनियम (यथा संशोधित)-2000 के अंतर्गत बड़े मामलों को पंजीबद्ध कर उनकी विवेचना की जाएगी। शेष साइबर प्रकरण पूर्वानुसार सामान्य थानों में पंजीबद्ध किये जाते रहेंगे। महत्वपूर्ण प्रकरणों की विवेचना के अलावा यह थाना न केवल समस्त जिला इकाईयों को सूचना-प्रौद्योगिकी से जुड़े मामलों पर मार्गदर्शन देगा बल्कि केन्द्र सरकार के साइबर अपराध से संबंधित विभिन्न पोर्टल व समन्वय संबंधित कार्या को भी अंजाम देगा।
मान. मुख्यमंत्री ने पुलिस विभाग से अपेक्षा की है कि पुलिस मुख्यालय का यह साइबर केन्द्र आम जनता को लगातार जागरूक करे ताकि वे सोशल मीडिया अपराध एवं वित्तीय धोखाधड़ी के शिकार न हो सके। पुलिस, स्कूल-कालेज, ब्लाॅक व पंचायत स्तर तक जाकर आम जनता को जागरूक करें। देश-प्रदेश में तकनीक के उपयोग में लगातार वृद्धि हो रही है इसलिये जरूरी है कि पुलिस भी तकनीकी मामलों को सुलझाने में दक्ष हो।

ट्रक में छिपा कर ला रहे थे शराब, चेकिंग के दौरान पकड़े गए 2 तस्कर, जब्त की 504 पेटी मदिरा

महासमुन्द। साइबर सेल ने जिले में अब तक की सबसे बड़ी कार्रवाई करते हुए मध्यप्रदेश की 504 पेटी अवैध देशी और विदेशी शराब के साथ 2 अंतरराज्यीय तस्करों को गिरफ्तार करने में सफलता पाई हैं। पुलिस अधीक्षक प्रफुल्ल ठाकुर, अतिरिक्त पुलिस अधीक्षक मेघा टेम्भूरकर ने बताया कि जिले के समस्त थाना,चौकी प्रभारियों को दीगर प्रान्त से आने वाली अवैध शराब मादक पदार्थ पर अंकुश लाने व अवैध शराब बिक्री पर कड़ी कार्यवाही करने निर्देशित किया था। इसके तहत थाना,चौकी प्रभारी व साइबर सेल की टीम दीगर प्रांतों से शराब अवैध मादक पदार्थ रूप से बिक्री संदिग्ध आरोपियों पर नजर रखी हुई थी कि पुलिस अधीक्षक को सूचना मिली कि मध्यप्रदेश से अवैध शराब को महासमुंद में लाकर खपाने वाले है। पुलिस अधीक्षक द्वारा साइबर सेल की टीम एवं थाना प्रभारी तुमगांव को अवैध शराब एवं तस्करों को पकड़ने साइबर सेल की टीम जिले के संदेही शराब तस्करों के गतिविधियों पर विगत दिनों से नजर रखकर मुखबिर के माध्यम से सूचना एकत्रित कर रही थी कि सूचना मिली कि मध्यप्रदेश निर्मित भारी मात्रा में शराब रात्रि में महासमुंद आने वाली है। साइबर सेल की टीम सरायपाली से महासमुंद एवं महासमुंद से कोमाखान तक के संभावित जगहों पर बल तैनात कर दो-तीन दिनों से लगातार दिन व रात में अवैध शराब तस्करी की पता तलाश करने में लगी हुई थी। अंततः साइबर सेल की टीम को राजस्थान पासिंग एक ट्रक क्रमांक महासमुंद में इंटर करते दिखाई दिया। टीम को संदेह हुआ और बिना समय व्यतीत किये उनका पीछा कराना प्रारंभ किया। ट्रक तुमगांव की ओर जा रही थी। टीम उनका पीछा करते गई, ट्रक आगे जाकर एनएच 53 में एक ढ़ाबा के पास रोका गया। वाहन को रोककर चेक करने पर ट्रक में दो व्यक्ति बैठे मिले। इन्होंने अपना नाम देवी सिंग राजपूत उम्र 48 वर्ष निवासी जिला राजसमन्व (राजस्थान) और दूसरे ने अपना मोहनलाल उम्र 60 वर्ष निवासी जिला मंदसौर मध्यप्रदेश बताया। ट्रक को चेक करने पर ट्रक के आगे पीछे सफेद बोरी में चुन्नी खल्ली एवं बीच में कार्टून भरा दिखा मिला। ट्रक को बारिकी से चेक करने पर 399 पेटी मशाला, 50 पेटी देशी प्लेन, 47 पेटी लंदन प्राइड, 8 पेटी आफिसर च्वाइस कुल 504 पेटी अंग्रेजी, देशी अवैध शराब मध्यप्रदेश निर्मित शराब कीमती 30 लाख मिला। उक्त शराब से संबंध में पूछताछ करने पर मध्यप्रदेश से महासमुंद जिले के बसना,सरायपाली क्षेत्र में खपाने के लिए लाया जा बताया गया। आरोपियों के विरूद्ध धारा 34(2) आबकारी अधिनियम के तहत कार्यवाही की जा रही है।

रायपुर में रविवार को दी गई ढील, जिले में इस बार नियम बहुत सख्त,जिला प्रशासन ने जारी किया आदेश

रायपुर। कलेक्टर डॉ.एस.भारतीदासन ने रायपुर जिले को कंटेनमेंट घोषित किया है। उन्होंने शनिवार को उच्चस्तरीय बैठक लेकर संपूर्ण जिले में 21 सितंबर की रात 9 बजे से 28 सितंबर की रात 12 बजे तक पूर्णत: तालाबंदी की घोषणा की है। इस दौरान रायपुर जिले की सभी सीमाएं पूर्णत: सील रहेंगी। केवल मेडिकल दुकानों को अपने निर्धारित समय में खुलने की अनुमति होगी। 20 सितंबर रविवार लॉकडाउन नहीं रहेगा। अन्य दिनों की भांति व्यवसायिक व अन्य गतिविधियों के संचालन की अनुमति होगी। यह निर्णय 1 सप्ताह के लिए होनी वाली पूर्ण तालाबंदी के कारण शिथिल किया गया है मरीज और मेडिकल दुकान संचालक दवाओं की होम डिलीवरी व्यवस्था को प्राथमिकता देंगे। पेट्रोल पंप संचालकों को केवल शासकीय वाहनों व शासकीय कार्य में प्रयुक्त वाहन,मेडिकल इमरजेंसी से संबंधित वाहनों व एलपीजी परिवहन कार्य में प्रयुक्त वाहनों को ही पेट्रोल डीजल प्रदान करने कहा गया है। अन्य सभी वाहनों के लिए पीओएल प्रदान करना पूर्णता प्रतिबंधित रहेगा।
दूध व वितरण की समय सीमा सुबह 6 बजे से 8 बजे तक और शाम 5 बजे से शाम 6:30 बजे तक होगी। दूध व्यवसाय के लिए कोई भी दुकान पार्लर नहीं खोले जाएंगे। केवल दुकान पार्लर के सामने फिजिकल डिस्टेंसिंग एवं मास्क संबंधी निर्देशों का पालन करते हुए विक्रय की अनुमति होगी। संपूर्ण जिले अंतर्गत शराब दुकानें बंद रहेगी। धार्मिक सांस्कृतिक एवं पर्यटन स्थल बंद रहेंगे। रायपुर जिला अंतर्गत सभी केंद्रीय शासकीय, अर्द्धशासकीय व निजी कार्यालय बंद रहेंगे। सभी प्रकार की सभा जुलूस के आयोजन प्रतिबंधित रहेंगे। आपात स्थिति में यात्रा के दौरान चार पहिया वाहनों में ड्राइवर सहित अधिकतम 3 और दो पहिया वाहन में केवल दो व्यक्तियों की यात्रा की अनुमति होगी। निर्देश का उल्लंघन किए जाने पर 15 दिन के लिए वाहन जब्त कर चलानी और कानूनी कार्यवाही की जाएगी।