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Curfew in four areas of Bareilly

PTI 12 Aug 2012, 21:11:56 IST
Bareilly, Aug 12: Curfew was clamped in four areas of the city following clashes between two groups in Jagatpur and Kalibari, officials said here today.

District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash said that orders have been issued for closure of all schools and colleges in the city and no person was allowed to come out of the house. Besides this, a riot action plan was also being implemented.

Trouble broke out in Baradari area yesterday when two groups clashed after a Janmashtami procession deviated from its fixed route and was stopped by some persons in Jagatpur Panwaria locality.

This led to heavy brick-batting between two groups and firing in which three persons, including a mother-son duo, were injured. The irate mob also torched a vehicle.

In Kalibari area, people went on a rampage when the route of the Dadhikandho procession was changed and clashed with police, they said.

While police resorted to lathi-charge and fired tear gas shells, the mob indulged in brick-batting and firing in which around 15 people, including three policemen, were injured. A youth was injured in firing, sources said.

In the wake of the clash, curfew has been clamped in Baradari, Prem Nagar, Qila and Kotwali areas of the city and all schools and colleges have been closed till further orders.

Senior Superintendent of Police Satyendraveer Singh has suspended two sub-inspectors. This is the second time when curfew has been clamped in the city.

Earlier, curfew was clamped on July 22 following clashes between two groups which claimed four lives and was lifted completely on August 7.

Meanwhile, the district magistrate said no untoward incident was reported during the curfew and 205 persons, including Sadar MLA Arun Kumar's son Varun and his driver, were detained.

Later, they were released on personal bond, but their vehicle was seized.

Prakash said the SHO of Baradari police station, Shishir Chaudhary, and incharge of Kakartola police outpost, Hawaldar Khan, have been suspended in connection with the clashes.