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Curfew extended to two more areas in Aligarh

Two persons were injured while making a crude bomb and a woman was hurt in brickbatting in Bhojpura, Aligarh, on Monday.

india Updated: Apr 10, 2006 19:00 IST

Two persons were injured while making a crude bomb and a woman was hurt in brickbatting in Bhojpura, Aligarh, on Monday. Meanwhile, the curfew was extended to two more police station areas of the town as tension brewed afresh after one of the dead in last week's violence was identified as a BJP MLA's son.

Six persons including BJP MLA KK Nirman were arrested and the district administration banned entry of political and religious leaders into the curfew-bound town as a preventive measure, officials said

In the past three days, over 170 people had been rounded up mostly for curfew violation, they said.

Police said two persons trying to assemble a crude bomb in a house in Bhojpura locality were admitted in serious condition to AMU Medical College hospital after the device went off. A case had been registered against them.

Authorities clamped curfew in localities under Gandhi Park and Banna Devi police station areas as tension brewed after City Congress City Congress MLA Vivek Bansal and about a dozen party workers were confronted by a mob at Sasni Gate.

Officials said the Congress workers were on their way to offer condolences to BJP MLA from neighbouring Sasni in Hatras district Devki Nandan Mathur after the body of the person shot dead in Baniapura locality on Saturday was identified as that of his son.

Members of both communities vent their ire on Bansal and his supporters who somehow managed to elude the stone-throwing mob, they said.