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Curfew lifted in Malegaon

A large number of Muslims offer their prayers as paramilitary forces keep a strict vigil after Friday terror killed 38. Have your say | In pics: Malegaon Mayhem

india Updated: Sep 09, 2006 15:54 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

With no reports of any untoward incident, authorities early on Saturday morning lifted the curfew imposed after multiple blasts in this communally sensitive textile town of Maharashtra killed 38 people and injured 189 others on Friday.

A large number of Muslims offered their morning prayers as police and paramilitary forces kept a strict vigil and patrolled sensitive areas to maintain law and order.

Bodies of the persons killed in blasts are being handed over to their relatives for burial.

State Deputy CM RR Patil, who also holds the home portfolio, visited the municipal hospital at Wadia and the Noor private hospital on Friday night where the injured are admitted.

Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh are expected to visit the blast site on Saturday to take stock of the situation.

Two blasts rocked the Noorani mosque-cum-graveyard where people had come to pray for the dead on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat and another explosion took place at the busy Mushaira Chowk.

First Published: Sep 09, 2006 00:00 IST