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Curfew in parts of Bareilly after communal violence


Lucknow : Curfew was clamped in parts of Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district Monday after communal violence broke out, police said.

According to Bareilly Deputy Inspector General of Police N.K. Srivastava, a number of neighbourhoods under Fareedpur police station and Fatehganj (East) police station were put under indefinite curfew.

No casualties were reported, even as the situation continues to remain tense.

Trouble was sparked off when some unidentified miscreants set ablaze a motorcycle belonging to a kanwariya group camping in Fareedpur town on the outskirts of Bareilly city early Monday.

According to police, “once the kanwariyas traced the culprits, it was followed by a clash and retaliatory arson in which some shops were burnt down in Fareedpur”.

Additional Director General of Police Brij Lal claimed that the situation was now “under control.”