Situation in riot-torn Haveri peaceful

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Haveri, Karnataka, Jun 11 (UNI) The situation in riot-torn Haveri town, where a farmer was killed in police firing yesterday, remained peaceful with no untoward incident reported since last night.

Three farmers sustained bullet wounds and 24 people, including 16 policemen, were injured when agitating farmers turned violent after they were denied supply of fertilisers.

Prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC, clamped since last evening, would be in force till tomorrow evening.

Siddalingappa Churi was killed on the spot when police opened fire at a group of farmers who pelted stones near Haveri bus station.

Five more people, including a labourer and a vendor, injured in the firing had been shifted to Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) Hubli, where the condition of one of them was stated to be critical.

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa would be visiting the town today to personally take stock of the situation.

Meanwhile, Ministers C M Udashi and Basavaraj Bommai visited KIMS and met the injured.

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