Curfew relaxed for 5 hrs in violence-hit Saharanpur

  • PTI, Saharanpur
  • Updated: Jul 30, 2014 13:21 IST

Curfew was on Wednesday relaxed for five hours in the violence-hit city as the situation was gradually returning to normal.

"Keeping in view the peaceful situation, curfew has been relaxed for five hours on Wednesday. If the situation remains stable, then we will relax curfew in the entire district from 10am to 5pm on Thursday," Saharanpur district magistrate Sandhya Tiwari said.

"Today curfew has been relaxed from 8:30am till 1:30pm in the new city. People are shopping for daily needs as normalcy was returning to the city," she said.

However, in the old town curfew will be relaxed from 2pm to 7pm, she said.

Tiwari said the situation in the district is fast approaching normalcy.

Curfew was clamped on Saturday in the wake of clashes between two communities over a land dispute in which three persons were killed and 34 injured. 165 shops and handcarts and 42 vehicles were set ablaze in the violence.

A total of 22 FIRs have been registered and 76 people have been arrested so far in connection with the violence.

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