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Lucknow tense but peaceful; govt orders probe

Written by: Staff

Lucknow, Mar 4 (UNI) situation in violence-torn areas of Uttar Pradesh capital remained tense, but peaceful after yesterday's communal flare-up left four dead and scores injured.

UP government, meanwhile, constituted a high-level administrative probe to look into the reasons behind the clash, which was triggered during an anti-Bush demonstration.

The district administration announced that papers of UP Board examination centres falling in Aminabad and Kaiserbagh areas had been postponed.

The papers would take place later and the move would not affect the announcement of results. ''From Monday onwards, all papers would take place as per schedule,'' principal secretary (Home) Alok Sinha said here.

Meanwhile, the probe team will also find out ways to check recurrence of similar clashes in future.

The team, headed by Agricultural Production Commissioner (APC) Navin Bajpai would submit its report in the next two days.

Additional Director General of Police (ADG) Railways Bua Singh would be the other member of the team.

The home department official, claimed peace had returned to the areas effected by violence. ''As of now 20 companies of PAC and 4 companies of RAF are positioned in the areas. Eight more RAF companies had been put on call to deal with the situation.'' He claimed autopsy of all the four victims had taken place and cremated by their kin.

The principal secretary skirted questions on failure of police to quell violence yesterday. ''All the issues would be covered by the probe.'' MORE UNI NAB VS RL KP2045

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