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Curfew continues for third day in Rajouri

india Updated: Mar 10, 2012 13:43 IST

Curfew continued for the third day on Saturday in the border town of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir even as authorities detained three more persons for violating the restrictions imposed.

"The curfew is being continued for the third consecutive day today in Rajouri without any relaxation," SSP Vijay Singh Sambyal said.

No untoward incident has been reported from anywhere in the district so far and the situation is under control, he said, adding that three persons have been detained for violating curfew restrictions last evening.

Additional security personnel have been deployed in sensitive areas of the town to maintain peace and tranquillity, he added.

Police as a precautionary measure had imposed curfew in the town on Thursday after some unidentified persons pelted stones at a religious procession, prompting security personnel to lob tear gas shells to disperse them.

"We have already detained 13 persons in connection with the incident for questioning," SSP said.

The stone-pelters were protesting against a recent remark of VHP international president Praveen Togadia, which they claimed had hurt the sentiments of a particular community.

A case was registered by police in this connection.