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Muzaffarnagar violence: High alert sounded in Uttarakhand

Last Updated: Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 15:30

Dehradun: In the wake of communal tension in Muzaffarnagar in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, a high alert has been sounded across Uttarakhand.

Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar has asked the administration and the police force to be vigilant especially in Dehradun, Haridwar and Udhamsingh Nagar districts which border on Uttar Pradesh in view of the volatile situation in Muzaffarnagar, official sources here said today.

Principal Secretary (Home) Omparakash held an emergency meeting with police and transport department officials and asked them to divert the route of Uttarakhand Roadways buses going to Delhi via Paonta Sahib instead of Muzaffarnagar.

He also asked them to divert the routes of Uttarakhand bound buses originating from Delhi in view of the current situation prevailing in Muzaffarnagar, they said.

Twelve people have been killed in violent clashes between members of two communities in Muzaffarnagar where Army today staged a flag march.

First Published: Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 15:30

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