HYDERABAD: Curfew in communally sensitive areas of Saidabad and Madannapet in the old city here continued for the third consecutive today, even as police indicated that prohibitory orders may be relaxed from tomorrow, if the situation remains peaceful.
No untoward incidents were reported from trouble-hit areas and the situation is peaceful. Security check-ups and patrolling have been intensified there and efforts are on to nab the miscreants responsible for the communal disturbance on Sunday last, a senior police officer said today.
"The curfew is continuing as per orders of higher authorities. However, the situation is totally peaceful and under control and if normalcy continues there will be relaxation in curfew from tomorrow," he said.
He said police had so far arrested five persons in connection with violent incidents reported under the areas of Madannapet and Saidabad police station limits.
Authorities had imposed indefinite curfew in the two police station limits after communal trouble broke out with members of two communities indulging in stabbing and heavy stone-pelting, over alleged desecration of a place of worship on Sunday.