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Curfew imposed in Aurangabad due to clashes between two groups during Ramnavami procession

3/26/2018

Aurangabad, Curfew was imposed in the district headquarters when members of two groups started pelting stones and indulged in large scale arson during Ramnavami procession in the main market locality on old GT Road under Town police station area here today. Police said, shoot at sight orders had been issued to frustrate any attempt of trouble maker to vitiate the atmosphere. Sources said that Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans had been deployed at sensitive places and a close vigil was being maintained on the situation. The miscreants also set aflame some shops in Maharajganj locality, sources added. Police said, prohibitory orders under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code were promulgated in the district headquarters due to tension during Ramnamvami procession yesterday but curfew was imposed when the miscreants indulged in unlawful activities during the religious process during the day. Meanwhile, Auranbagad district magistrate Rahul Ranjan Mahiwal said the situation was well under control and stern action would be taken against trouble makers. He said nobody trying to disturb the peace in the district headquarters would be spared.

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