Ramganj violence: Curfew relaxed for six hours
Curfew was imposed in Manak Chowk, Galta Gate, Ramganj and Subhash Chowk areas of the Walled City following the death of one person in clashes between police and protesters in Ramganj area on Friday night.jaipur Updated: Sep 12, 2017 21:11 IST
Curfew was relaxed for six hours in violence-hit areas of the Walled City of Jaipur on Tuesday, which was the fourth day since violence erupted in Ramganj locality.
“On Tuesday, curfew was relaxed from noon to 6pm during which everything was peaceful. Internet services are still suspended inside the Walled City and areas coming under a few other police stations,” said deputy commissioner of police, north, Satyendra Singh.
Curfew was imposed in Manak Chowk, Galta Gate, Ramganj and Subhash Chowk areas of the Walled City following the death of one person in clashes between police and protesters in Ramganj area on Friday night.
Mohammed Raees alias Aadeel, was allegedly killed in police firing after a mob went berserk following an incident of an alleged assault on a couple by a constable in the area.
On Monday, curfew was relaxed for two hours and the body of Raees was buried after an agreement for the compensation was reached between his family and the administration.
A similar scene took place on Tuesday when a postmortem was to be conducted on the body of Bharat Kodnani, another man found dead inside the city on Friday night. He was cremated on Tuesday.
“We allowed the postmortem to be conducted after the administration told us that his elderly mother will receive the same compensation as the family of Raees. Bharat was specially-abled and also the only earning member of the family,” said Narayan Das Kodwani, his uncle.
Police said that any decision to lift the curfew will be taken after taking stock of the situation later in the day.
On Tuesday, BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja said that the cost of the damages incurred during Friday’s violence should be recovered from Muslim bodies.
“In the recent case of violence by Dera Sacha Sauda followers, the cost of the damages was recovered from their property and a similar step should be taken here in Jaipur,” said Ahuja.
The government should recover the cost from the Muslim Forum which is demanding compensation for Raees, he added.
“No doubt, the family of Raees deserves compensation but the death of Kodnani should also be investigated,” added Ahuja.
First Published: Sep 12, 2017 21:11 IST