Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

Hyderabad violence: Curfew continues in trouble-hit areas

Press Trust of India | Hyderabad | Posted: May 15, 2014 10:43 am | Updated: May 15, 2014 10:47 am

Indefinite curfew remained in force for the second day on Thursday under Rajendranagar Police Station limits of Cyberabad Police Commissisonerate here in the wake of communal clashes and death of three persons in police firing in Kishanbagh area of Old City.

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“The curfew is continuing…situation is peaceful and under control…no untoward incidents have been reported,” Cyberabad Joint Commissioner of Police Y Gangadhar told PTI. Three persons were killed on Wednesday in police firing following communal clashes sparked by alleged burning of a religious flag by some persons in Kishanbagh area of the Old City.

Police clamped indefinite curfew under section 144 of CrPC in Rajendranagar Police Station limits after the clashes, which left 17 people, including ten police personnel, injured in heavy stone pelting.

Large number of police personnel, including RAF and Central Para Military Forces, were deployed in the area to maintain law and order. Depending on the situation today, police may take a decision on relaxation in the curfew period.

Some trouble-makers were taken into custody and were being questioned about their alleged role in the incident, police sources said.

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