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Curfew imposed in Jamshedpur after 23 years

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Jamshedpur, July 21: East Singhbhum District Commissioner (DC) imposed an indefinite curfew in Jamshedpur after communal tension erupted in Mango.

Administration called out paramilitary forces on Tuesday afternoon. “Curfew has been imposed in Jamshedpur city and adjoining Police Station areas of Parsudih, Baghbera, Sundernagar, Govindpur etc, emergency and essential services will remain exempted from curfew”, said DC Dr. Amitabh Kaushal addressing a press conference on Tuesday night.

As tension prevailed, the authorities imposed curfew with immediate effect which will remain in force till further orders in the steel city and peripheral areas. Clashes which took place between two communities on Monday night in Mango area of Jamshedpur over a teasing incident following which prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC were clamped.

DC further said, Monday night and Tuesday incidents have been very distressing and the administration is trying hard to overcome the situation. State government is supporting the administration in every possible way and several paramilitary forces have arrived in city.

“We have identified sensitive spots in the region and would crackdown on miscreants under Indian Penal Code (IPC), Crime Control Act (CCA) and if needed National Security Act (NSA), said DC Dr. Amitabh Kaushal adding that geographical mapping of houses and shops of miscreants has also been done and administration will take strict action against those found involved in the incident”.

We are closely monitoring the social media specially Facebook and Whatsapp were several rumors are being floated, said DC who appealed the people of Jamshedpur to help restore peace said that the administration’s top priority is to maintaining serenity and law & order.

Present at the press meet East Singhbhum SSP Anoop T Mathew said that 103 alleged rioters were arrested, 150 were named accused in the FIRs have been named and 6 FIRs have been filed at different police stations. It may be noted that after 23 years curfew has been imposed in Jamshedpur and last being in 1992.

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