Strife-torn Saharanpur Areas Under Watch

Published: 29th July 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th July 2014 12:41 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: While the situation in violence-hit areas of Saharanpur continues to be tense, the Centre is keeping a close watch on the developments in sensitive parts of the city where three people were killed in communal violence two days ago.

Union home minister Rajnath Singh, who held a meeting with ministry officials, including senior intelligence officers, said the situation was under control.

“The situation in Saharanpur is fully under control. We are keeping a close vigil,” Singh said.

Sources said intelligence agencies have warned about similar incidents in other parts of the State and the state’s machinery has been informed to take preventive measures at sensitive places. After the incidents in Moradabad and Saharanpur, the Centre had asked UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav to take necessary action to control the riot.

“The Centre has deployed 600 paramilitary personnel to extend all assistance to the local police to maintain law and order. The Home minister has promised further Central assistance if requisitioned by the State government,” sources said.

Meanwhile, district authorities on Monday relaxed the curfew for a few hours after the situation on the ground improved. District Magistrate Sandhya Tiwari said, curfew has been relaxed from 10 am to 2 pm in the new city and from 3 pm to 7 pm in the old town areas of Saharanpur.

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