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Tension ends, Sec 144 lifted

india Updated: Feb 01, 2007 02:48 IST
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AFTER TUESDAY night’s incident of violence in Karbala area that saw police using teargas shells and lathi-charging mobs of marauding youths, Wednesday morning painted a picture of peace.

Section 144 that had been imposed in the Raoji Bazaar, Pandrinath and Chhatripura police station areas was withdrawn in the morning and it was business as usual, as if the night-long tension and police vigil in the area never was.

Though police picket was present at the Karbala Maidan, shops at the Karbala ground had opened up and by evening were doing brisk business. Today is the second day of the three-day Karbala fair.

From late Tuesday night to early Wednesday morning, Indore Municipal Corporation employees swiftly cleaned the streets, picking up the stones and broken pieces of glasses strewn on the road. All vehicles that had been damaged were also removed from the roads.

Police was also present in most of the communally sensitive places in the Pandrinath, Chhatripura and Raoji Bazaar police station areas, throughout the day, but most appeared to be in a relaxed mood.