⚖️ Six-month jail sentence for defacing Bengaluru

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Anyone who puts up illegal banners and hoardings in public can face up to a six-month prison sentence.

Story so far: BBMP special commissioner Deepak R L issued an official warning that strict action will be taken against responsible printers and publishers. He cautioned the citizens not to put up banners for birthdays, anniversaries and deaths. 

  • Now violators can face a penalty of ₹1,000 and six months imprisonment under the Prevention of Disfigurement Act. 

Key Details: Over 17,000 banners were removed from the city last week. GPS maps and cameras are being utilised to identify violations and locate illegal hoardings.

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