Jammu: Curfew remained in force in
violence-hit Mendhar town of Poonch district for the eighth
day on Wednesday even as it was lifted in Poonch border after a
slight improvement in the situation there.
Curfew was imposed in Mendhar town last week after
three persons were killed in police firing to quell a mob
trying to set ablaze a missionary school while protesting
against the alleged desecration of a holy book in the US.
"Curfew is continuing in Mendhar border town. But it
has been lifted in Poonch town completely as law and order
situation has shown improvement," police officials said today.
Curfew was relaxed for 2 hours in Mendhar town yesterday
Meanwhile, panic struck Mendhar after some unidentified
persons exploded a bomb in the house of a cop late yesterday
Some unidentified persons threw a crude bomb made of
gelatin sticks into the house of police constable Rakesh Kumar
in Curfew bound Mendhar town late last night, police officials
said here today.
A case has been registered, they said, adding, the
incident was aimed to trigger trouble in the town.
In Poonch, curfew was imposed after violent protests
broke out against the alleged desecration last week.
"The law and order situation is peaceful in Mendhar
and Poonch. Adequate security has been deployed in the
sensitive areas of the district", District Development
commissioner Jammu region Kuldeep Khajuria said.