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Rudrapur violence: Curfew relaxed for 2nd day

Last Updated: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 20:11

Dehra Dun: Curfew was on Thursday relaxed for five
hours in Uttarakhand`s Rudrapur town, where communal clashes
on October 1 left four persons dead and scores injured.

"The curfew was relaxed from 1 pm to 6 pm and there was
no report of any untoward incident," said PS Jangpangi,
District Magistrate of Udhamsingh Nagar.

The administration had given two hours relaxation in
curfew yesterday also.

Indefinite curfew was imposed in the town after communal
clashes over an alleged act of sacrilege left four persons
dead and scores injured. Mobs also torched five shops and
several vehicles.

Depending on the situation, the curfew is likely to be
relaxed for a longer period tomorrow, sources said.

The authorities are maintaining strict vigil in the town
with police and Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel patrolling
the vulnerable areas at regular intervals.


First Published: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 20:11
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