The Centre on Monday said the situation in violence-hit Saharanpur is fully under control and it is keeping close eye on it.
“Saharanpur situation is fully under control. We are keeping a close vigil,” Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. Singh’s comments came a day after he briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the situation in the Uttar Pradesh town.
The Home Ministry has already sent 600 paramilitary personnel to assist the state administration in maintaining law and order situation. Singh had on Saturday spoken to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and asked him to take all possible steps to control the violence.
Three persons were killed in the violence on Saturday that also left 33 injured. 38 people have been arrested. With the situation improving in Saharanpur, the district authorities today relaxed curfew for few hours in the new city area to allow people to buy their daily need items from markets which were directed to remain open.
Protesting workers took to the street refusing to pick up garbage in the area and instead spread rotting garbage across the roads.
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