Rajasthan government extended the curfew placed in the communally sensitive Karauli area by April 10 on Thursday.
In a key development, the Rajasthan government extended the curfew placed in the communally sensitive Karauli area by April 10 on Thursday. In an official order, the state government extended the curfew restrictions lasting 12 am, April 10. Curfew was previously placed on April 2 after tensions prevailed in the area following a communal clash.
Some relaxations have also been announced in the latest directive. As per the order, the curfew will be relaxed daily from 9 am to 12 pm during which residents of Karauli Nagar Parishad can purchase items of daily needs. Essential shops of vegetables & fruits, general stores, dairies, fuel stations & gas agencies have been permitted to function during the relaxation period.
Curfew extended, no respite in mobile services
Congress Councillor Matloob Ahmed has been identified as the main conspirator in the Karauli stone-pelting case. He has been accused of inciting violence and organising a mob to attack the religious procession. As per reports, the Rajasthan police have also mentioned his name in the FIR and booked him under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code.
A dedicated team has been set up to nab the accused Matloob Ahmed, who is currently on the run. The police are also investigating his role in instigating the Popular Front of India (PFI). So far, the police have apprehended 46 people and detained seven others for interrogation following the stone-pelting incident.