Curfew partially lifted in AP town

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Adilabad, Oct 25 (UNI) The curfew, clamped in the wake of communal clashes in Bhainsa town in Adilabad district during an immersion procession on October 10, was partially lifted today to restore normalcy in the communally-sensitive town.

According to police, the curfew was relaxed from 0700 hrs to 1800 hrs to enable people to purchase essential commodities.

The situation was totally under control and no fresh violence were reported during the relaxation period.

The authorities would lift the curfew in a few days, depending on the situation, police said.

Units of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) and local police continued to be deployed in strength in the narrow lanes and bylanes to maintain peace in the riot-torn town, police said.

Meanwhile, the CB-CID remanded six accused in the Vottoli incident, in which six members of a family-belonging to minority community were burnt alive on October 12.

As many as 30 cases were booked under different sections of law and over 200 people, identified as accused, taken into custody so far in connection with the communal violence at Bhainsa.

Three people were killed and 15 others injured when violence broke out in the town during the immersion ceremony.

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