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Situation peaceful for third straight day in riot hit areas

india Updated: Apr 04, 2010 15:47 IST

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Situation in the riot-hit areas of the old city in Hyderabad was improving, with no reports of untoward incident on Sunday during the curfew relaxation period for the third consecutive day.

Curfew was relaxed for three hours in all the 25 police station limits in two phases.

While curfew was relaxed between 7 am to 10 am in eight police station limits under West, Central and East zones, it was relaxed from 10 am to 1 pm in 17 other police stations of South Zone in old city, enabling people to come out and buy essential items.

A senior IPS officer, supervising the trouble-torn localities of South Zone, said the situation was peaceful since the last three days.

"We are keeping a close watch and depending upon the developments in the period, curfew will be further relaxed from tomorrow," the officer said.

Considering the improvement in the situation of the curfew affected areas, the City Police is likely to lift the day-time curfew from tomorrow.

However, a final decision would be taken later in the day after a high-level meeting of police officials.

Violent clashes between two communities had led to the imposition of indefinite curfew in 17 police stations of South Zone from March 29 and eight police stations of West, Central and East zones from March 30.