Curfew relaxed in Haryana town till 1700 hours

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Dabwali (Sirsa), Jul 20 (UNI) Curfew has been relaxed for four hours from 1300 hours to 1700 hours today in this sub-divisional town of Sirsa district, where supporters of a local Sikh religious group clashed with Dera Sacha Sauda supporters on Friday last, leading to the death of one person.

No untoward incident had been reported so far during the relaxation period, official sources said here.

Indefinite curfew was clamped on Friday after members of the Satkar Sabha, a Sikh religious group, went on 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, the victim. The cremation ceremony concluded at around 1430 hours 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 of the town vigilantly. Four companies of the BSF, CRPF and RAF had been deployed in the town to maintain law and order.

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