Curfew reimposed in Dabwali after 6-hour relaxation

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Dabwali (Sirsa), Jul 20 (UNI) Curfew was reimposed at 1900 hrs today after a six-hour relaxation in this sub-divisional town of Sirsa district, which witnessed a violent clash between Dera Sacha Sauda followers and members of a local Sikh religious group on Friday which left one person dead.

No untoward incident was reported during the relaxation period, official sources here stated. The situation was officially described as peaceful and under control.

Haryana DGP Ranjeev Dalal reviewed the law and order situation with senior civil and police officers at a meeting here. The situation would be reviewed tomorrow again and thereafter a decision to lift the curfew may be taken.

Indefinite curfew was clamped on Friday after members of the Satkar Sabha, a Sikh religious group, went on the rampage alleging that one of their supporters had been killed by Sacha Sauda followers who were holding a 'satsang'.

The district administration had relaxed the curfew in the town yesterday at 1030 hrs to enable members of the Sikh community to perform the cremation of Harminder Singh, who was killed in the clash on Friday. The cremation ceremony concluded at around 1430 hrs yesterday following which the curfew was reimposed.

Situation in this town, bordering Punjab, was reported to be under control with jawans of the Rapid Action Force (RPF), the CRPF and the BSF and the state police patroling the streets and lanes of the town. Four companies of BSF, CRPF and RAF had been deployed in the town to maintain law and order.

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