Saharanpur: The district authorities of Saharanpur had relaxed curfew on Monday for four hours and allow people to buy their daily need items from markets which were directed to remain open with the situation improving in violence-hit Saharanpur.
District Magistrate Sandhya Tiari said that the situation has shown improvement so curfew was being relaxed from 10am to 2pm in the new city and from 3pm to 7pm in the old town areas.
She said, “This is being done to allow people to pick up their items of daily need from the markets.”
A tight vigilance had been called by DM during the curfew relaxation hours and to keep a close watch on trouble-mongers to prevent any untoward incident.
She said a lot of people contacted the authorities on Sunday night as certain rumours had been spread but “more than 96% of the incidents were not found to be true”.
Tiwari claimed that curfew and shoot-at-sight orders had remained in force on Sunday in the wake of clashes between two communities over a land dispute with some indulging in arson. Three persons were killed in the violence on Saturday that also left 33 injured. 22 shops were gutted or damaged and 15 four-wheelers torched in the incidents.
Meanwhile, Saharanpur superintendent of police Rajesh Pandey said one person who had “instigated” the violence has been identified.
He said, “We have not arrested him yet, but we are hopeful that we will catch hold of him very soon.”