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Rajouri remains under curfew; security sitaution reviewed

chandigarh Updated: Mar 16, 2012 18:21 IST

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Top civil and police officials reviewed security situation in Rajouri where curfew continued for the second consecutive day on Friday. "The curfew continued for the second consecutive day today....There was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere in the district after reimposition of the curfew on Thursday," a police official said.

Curfew was reimposed after seven people, including six policemen, were injured in stone-pelting and subsequent cane charge and teargas shelling. This happened after a group of protesters defied restrictions and took anti-government procession in the border town on Thursday.

Jammu divisional commissioner Pawan Kotwal and Jammu IGP Dilbagh Singh reviewed the security situation at a meeting here, the official said.

The duo visited the areas where clashes, cane charge, teargas shelling took place on Thursday.

Curfew was clamped on the town on March 8 after some unidentified persons pelted a religious procession with stones, prompting security personnel to burst tear gas shells to disperse them.

The stone-hurlers were protesting against VHP president Praveen Togadia's remarks which they alleged had hurt sentiments of a particular community.

The curfew was lifted on March 13 following improvement in the situation.

The border towns of Sunderbani and Nowshera also observed bandh in support of the minorities in Rajouri district.