Curfew in Bhainsa totally lifted after 20 days

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Adilabad, Oct 30 (UNI) The curfew clamped at Bhainsa town in this district, following communal clashes during an immersion procession on October 10, was fully lifted today.

Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar told UNI that the authorities decided to lift the curfew from today after a gap of 20 days as the situation was under control and to bring normalcy in the curfew-bound area.

However, prohibitory orders Section 144 of the CrPC would remain in force for sometime, he 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.

Police remanded all the nine accused in the Vottoli incident in which six members of a family belonging to the minority community were burnt alive on October 12.

Nearly 30 cases were booked under various sections of the IPC.

As many as 249 people, identified as accused, have been taken in custody so far in connection with the communal violence in the town.

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


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