The Police also claimed to have achieved a breakthrough
into the investigation of three murders committed during the
communal riots by arresting three youths.
"A decision has been taken to totally lift curfew from the
riot-torn parts of Hyderabad. However, as a precautionary
measure, prohibitory orders will continue to be in place,"
Hyderabad Commissioner of Police A K Khan said.
The prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC banning
assembly of five or more persons, every kind of procession,
dharna, rally or public meetings shall be in force 0600 hrs
on April 11 to 0600 hrs on April 17.
Three persons were killed and over 90 others were injured
after clashes broke out between members of two communities
over erection of religious flags on March 27, ahead of Hanuman
Jayanthi celebrations, prompting Police to impose indefinite
curfew in 25 police stations from March 29.
Curfew was relaxed for two hours from April 1 and was
further relaxed as the situation improved.
With the overall situation in the riot-hit areas
remaining peaceful during the relaxation of curfew period in
the past few days, the City Police have decided to completely
lift curfew from tonight.
Hyderabad: Providing a major relief to
the residents of Hyderabad, the City Police today decided to
totally lift curfew that was clamped 12 days ago in the
riot-hit localities of Old City here, after communal clashes
claimed lives of three persons and left over 90 injured.
First Published: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 20:53