Aligarh tense after riots, curfew continues
Meanwhile, two top district officials have been suspended for alleged negligence during Thursday's communal violence.india Updated: Apr 07, 2006 14:34 IST
Two top district officials have been suspended for alleged negligence during Thursday's communal violence.
Meanwhile, the death toll has gone up to six, with the recovery of two more bodies on Friday.
The city Superintendent of Police SK Verma and Additional District Magistrate Satya Bhan had been placed under suspension on charges of laxity, official sources said.
The district administration, however, did not confirm the recovery of two more bodies but hospital sources said the bodies were brought on Friday morning.
A fresh incident of brick batting was reported in Bhujpura locality this morning, sources said.
Curfew continued in five police station areas of the town and jawans of CRPF, RAF and PAC along with the civil police were patrolling the streets.
Top police and civil officials, including State Director General of Police Bua Singh, were camping in Aligarh to monitor the situation which was described as "under control".
Tight security arrangements have been made in the city in view of the Friday prayers with security personnel in strength deployed in all sensitive areas.
Former city BJP MLA KK Navman had been taken into custody on charges of instigating riots, sources said adding that more than 100 arrests had been made under both preventive and substantive offences.
Leader of the Opposition in the UP Assembly Lalji Tandon was detained at Kanpur while on his way to visit the riot-affected areas in the town, police sources said in Lucknow.