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PDP MLC Booked For Insinuating Communal Tensions In Curfew-imposed Jammu

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:


  • A case under sections 188 and 419 CrPC was registered against Tak at Police Station Peer Mitha.

PDP MLC Firdous Tak was booked on Tuesday for provoking and inciting communal tensions at sensitive Talab Khatikan area in Jammu even as curfew was in force.

A case under sections 188 and 419 CrPC was registered against Tak at Police Station Peer Mitha.

Residents of Talab Khatikan alleged that PDP MLC Tak, had visited them and tried to incite communal tensions and misbehaved with a police office, which infuriated the residents who rebuked the MLC for his provocations, saying they will not allow politicians to disturb the peace. 

Sensing trouble, the MLC fled from the scene. 

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Authorities on Tuesday relaxed curfew for two hours in the jurisdiction of three police station areas of Jammu, while it continued to remain in force in rest of the city, which had witnessed massive protests in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, officials said.

District Magistrate, Jammu, Ramesh Kumar ordered relaxation of curfew in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of police station Nawabad, Jammu city and Peer Mitha from 11.30 am to 01.30 pm.

However, he said restrictions under Section 144 CrPC would remain imposed to maintain law and order.

All wine shops and bars would remain closed, Kumar said.

Curfew was imposed in entire Jammu city on Friday following massive anti-Pakistan protests and sporadic incidents of violence over the terror attack in Pulwama district of south Kashmir which left 40 CRPF personnel dead on Thursday.

Inspector General of Police, Jammu, MK Sinha said the decision to relax curfew in other parts of the city would be taken looking at the conditions during the two-hour relaxation.

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On Monday, authorities relaxed curfew for three hours in five police station areas of south Jammu and the relaxation period passed off peacefully.

Curfew was relaxed in areas falling under police stations of Gandhi Nagar (except police post Nehru Park and Digiana), Channi Himmat, Sainik Colony, Trikuta Nagar and Satwari (except police posts of Belicharana and Gadighat) from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm Monday.