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Goa situation in hand, precautions continue

Goa has been witnessing violence for the last two days following clashes between two groups over demolition of a place of worship.

india Updated: Mar 05, 2006 12:09 IST

Situation in Sanvordem town in Goa is presently under control, though prohibitory orders will continue to remain active for some time, police said.

Sanvordem has been witnessing violence for the last two days following clashes between two communities over demolition of a place of worship.

"The situation is peaceful and we have summoned two companies each of CRPF and CISF," Deputy Inspector General of Police Ujwal Mishra said.

Strict vigil is being maintained in entire south Goa to prevent any untoward incident.

"Special attention is being paid to the minority dominated areas," he said.

Section 144 is clamped on the town and would continue till the situation completely normalises, Mishra added.

Three persons, including a police sub-inspector, were injured on Saturday in the clashes, taking the total number of injured since Friday to eight, police said.

Groups of people, demanding release of 100 persons arrested for clashes, pelted stones, looted shops and set vehicles on fire, leading to cane charge and police firing, police added.