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Violence-hit areas still tense

BARRING AN attack on a man by some miscreants the situation remained, by and large, peaceful in the areas in the State capital where communal violence broke out on Friday. But tension was palpable in these areas. Markets and seven of the cinema halls in the affected areas, too, remained closed. It was like an undeclared curfew in Aminabad and Maulviganj areas following deployment of para-military forces. Police and PAC personnel patrolled the densely populated localities to keep a check on troublemakers.

india Updated: Mar 05, 2006 01:47 IST

BARRING AN attack on a man by some miscreants the situation remained, by and large, peaceful in the areas in the State capital where communal violence broke out on Friday. But tension was palpable in these areas.

Markets and seven of the cinema halls in the affected areas, too, remained closed. It was like an undeclared curfew in Aminabad and Maulviganj areas following deployment of para-military forces. Police and PAC personnel patrolled the densely populated localities to keep a check on troublemakers.

Earlier at around 10.30 am the situation turned uneasy when a youth of Baroodkhana, Wazirganj locality, reached Kaiserbagh to meet a doctor. A group of people was staging an agitation there. They asked the youth his name and address and pounced on him soon thereafter, injuring him seriously. He was rescued by some cops. Some miscreants also ransacked some shops at City Station in Wazirganj. District Magistrate RN Tripathi and SSP Ashutosh Pandey visited the areas and tried to pacify the charged up members of the two communities.

Meanwhile, the BJP-sponsored bandh on Saturday in protest against the communal violence had a wide-spread impact. Incidents of group clash were reported from various parts of the city during the bandh.

First Published: Mar 05, 2006 01:47 IST