Security forces keep vigil on riot-hit Bareilly, no violence
Security forces today staged marches while a chopper kept an aerial vigil on this riot-torn city, which was made out of bounds to a BJP team led by MP Maneka Gandhi by the state authorities.india Updated: Mar 14, 2010 18:48 IST
Security forces today staged marches while a chopper kept an aerial vigil on this riot-torn city, which was made out of bounds to a BJP team led by MP Maneka Gandhi by the state authorities.
"Though the situation is tense, it is completely under control and no incident of clash or violence has been reported from any part of the city since morning," official sources here said.
However, as a preventive measure, curfew clamped on the city on March 2 in the wake of communal clashes over a religious procession, has not been relaxed in five of the six police station areas including Prem Nagar, Subhash Nagar, Kotwali, Baradari and Qila, they said, adding that aerial monitoring was being done regularly to deal with emergencies.
Security forces including Rapid Action Force and police marched in the trouble-hit areas of the city this morning.
Meanwhile, a three-member BJP team led by MP Maneka Gandhi was prevented by Uttar Pradesh authoritie from going to the city hit by communal violence.
Lashing out at the UP government, Maneka, who was stopped in Ghaziabad but later allowed to proceed with police escort to Badaun, 250 km from Bareilly, accused the Mayawati Government of "engineering the riots" and taking "one sided action to appease a particular community".
Another member of the team, Gorakhpur MP Yogi Aditynath was asked to get to down from Gorakhpur-Bareilly Express train in Barabanki, near Lucknow at around 3 AM, officials said. He was taken to a state guest house and later sent back.
Meerut MP Rajendra Agarwal was stopped in Rampur district which shares its border with Bareilly.
First Published: Mar 14, 2010 16:33 IST