A day after clashes, situation peaceful in Hyd

The situation in trouble-hit parts of the old city remained peaceful even as indefinite curfew continued for the second day.

Updated: Apr 09, 2012, 12:02 PM IST

Hyderabad: The situation in trouble-hit parts
of the old city here, remained peaceful today even as
indefinite curfew continued for the second day in the
communally sensitive Madannapet and Saidabad areas.

"The situation is totally peaceful and there have been no
reports of any untoward incident from any part of the
communally sensitive old city during night," Deputy
Commissioner of Police (South Zone) Manish Kumar Sinha told
PTI today.

A decision on relaxation or lifting of curfew would be
taken later in the day after a review of the situation, he
said.
Cases against 15 persons were registered in connection
with the communal disturbances, he said.

Meanwhile, police has picked up 50-60 persons for
questioning since yesterday from different localities after
communal violence in the old city, police sources said.

Police continued to keep a strict vigil in the communally
sensitive areas and patrolling has been intensified and
security has been stepped up around places of worships.

The trouble began yesterday when two groups belonging to
different communities clashed at Kurmaguda, after some "meat
pieces" were found near a place of worship in Madannapet
resulting in heavy stone-pelting and brick-batting.

With violence spreading to other areas and the situation
slipping out of control, the police had clamped curfew under
the limits of Madannapet and Saidabad police station.

However, students attending Class X and other
examinations have been exempted from the curfew. The police
announced that the hall tickets of the students would be
treated as curfew passes and each student would be allowed to
be escorted by one elder.
All exam centres in the curfew-bound areas are
functioning amid tight security.

PTI