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City returns to normal, schools reopen

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS reopened after three days in the city on an incident free Thursday, even as heavy contigents of security force personnel patrolled the streets during the day.

india Updated: Feb 16, 2007 14:21 IST

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS reopened after three days in the city on an incident free Thursday, even as heavy contigents of security force personnel patrolled the streets during the day.

The curfew restrictions, imposed on Monday in the wake of violent incidents over an eve-teasing incident between two groups of people belonging to different communities, has been eased during the day time in all the seven police station areas following vast improvement in the situation.

However, night curfew remained in force as a precautionary measure and the district administration reviewing the situation periodically.

There was heavy police presence, especially in the three police station areas of Malharganj, Chhatripura and Pandrinath. Check posts have been erected, by the police at various points in all the trouble spots. Even parked vehicles were checked.

Sniffer dogs were pressed into service in Mukeripura, Lodipura, Udapura, Bombay Bazaar and Loharpatti areas to search for petrol or other inflammable substances as a huge number of petrol bombs were used by miscreants during the violence.
 
Meanwhile, police have directed the petrol pumps to discourage people from buying petrol in cans and bottles and note down the names and addresses of such buyers. According to officials, nothing objectionable was found during the checkings.

However, police are keeping vigil around all religious places placing plainclothes cops. Policemen have been deployed in many multistoried buildings in the communally sensitive areas too.

The residents have also been told to keep an eye for unidentified or suspicious looking outsiders who attempt to go to the rooftops.

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