Section 129 of CRPC "Dispersal of assembly by use of civil
(1) Any Executive Magistrate or officer in charge of a police station or, in the absence of such officer in charge, any police officer, not below the rank of a sub-inspector, may command any unlawful assembly, or any assembly of five or more persons likely to cause a disturbance of the public peace, to disperse; and it shall thereupon be the duty of the members of such assembly to disperse accordingly.
(2) If, upon being so commanded, any such assembly does not disperse, or if, without being so commanded, it conducts itself in such a manner as to show a determination not to disperse, any Executive Magistrate or police officer referred to in sub-section (1), may proceed to disperse such assembly by force, and may require the assistance of any male person, not being an officer or member of the armed forces and acting as such, for the purpose of dispersing such assembly, and, if necessary, arresting and confining the persons who form part of it, in order to disperse such assembly or that they may be punished according to law.
Section 130 of CRPC "Use of armed forces to disperse
(1) If any such assembly cannot be otherwise dispersed, and if it is necessary for the public security that it should be dispersed, the Executive Magistrate of the highest rank who is present may cause it to be dispersed by the armed forces.
(2) Such Magistrate may require any officer in command of any group of persons belonging to the armed forces to disperse the assembly with the help of the armed forces under his command, and to arrest and confine such persons forming part of it as the Magistrate may direct, or as it may be necessary to arrest and confine in order to disperse the assembly or to have them punished according to law.
(3) Every such officer of the armed forces shall obey such requisition in such manner as he thinks fit, but in so doing he shall use as little force, and do as little injury to person and property, as may be consistent with dispersing the assembly and arresting and detaining such persons.
What is Power of certain armed force officers to disperse assembly? What is Protection against prosecution for acts done under preceding sections? Section 131 and 132 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
What is Service or notification of order? Person to whom order is addressed to obey or show cause? What is the consequences of his failing to do so? Section 134, 135 and 136 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
What is Procedure where existence of public right is denied? Procedure where he appears to show cause? Power of Magistrate to direct local investigation and examination of an expert? Section 137, 138 and 139 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
What is Power of Magistrate to furnish written instructions, etc? What are the procedure on order being made absolute and consequences of disobedience? What is injunction pending inquiry? Section 140, 141 and 142 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
What is Magistrate may prohibit repetition or continuance of public nuisance? Power to issue order in urgent cases of nuisance or apprehended danger? Section 143 and 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973