Day time curfew relaxed in Viziangaram

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Day time curfew relaxed in Viziangaram
Visakhapatnam, Oct 14: The curfew in trouble-hit Vizianagaram town here was today relaxed during day time as the situation is fast getting normal, police said today.

The curfew has been relaxed today from 6 AM to 10 PM to provide relief to the people of the town as the situation has improved, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Vizag region) P Umapathi told PTI.

Curfew was clamped in Vizianagaram on October 5 following large-scale violence by anti-bifurcation agitators, after the Union Cabinet decided to create a separate Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh.

The DIG said the situation was totally under control as there has been no violence for last six to seven days in Vizianagaram. Though the curfew has been lifted for day time, section 144 of CrPc will continue to be in force, he said.

In all, 500 persons involved in the violence have been taken into custody so far, police said.


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