Curfew to be lifted from Hazaribagh, neighbourhood today

Curfew was clamped in Hazaribagh and its surrounding areas on April 17 after two groups of people clashed.

PTI| Updated: Apr 24, 2016, 00:12 AM IST

Hazaribagh: Curfew, clamped in Hazaribagh and its surrounding areas following clashes between two groups, will be entirely lifted on Sunday as the situation is fast coming back to normalcy, a senior government official said here.

"The curfew will be withdrawn following fast improvement of law and order situation during Saturday's relaxation hours," Deputy Commissioner Mukesh Kumar said.

He, however, said patrolling will continue in areas under Hazaribagh Sadar, Katkumdag and Pelawal police stations' areas.

Curfew was clamped in Hazaribagh and its surrounding areas on April 17 after two groups of people clashed, torched shops and pelted stones at policemen injuring many of them on the last day of the Ram Navami festival.

The trouble started when objectionable recorded slogans were played in a Ram Navami procession triggering clash between the two groups near Hazaribagh railway station.