Restrictions re-imposed in parts of city after clashes


Srinagar, Dec 1: The authorities re-imposed restrictions in some parts of old Srinagar after youths pelted stones on police and CRPF personnel Saturday morning.
District Magistrate Srinagar, Baseer Ahmad Khan told Greater Kashmir that restrictions were re-imposed in Hawal, Gojwara, Alamgari Bazar and Zadibal areas. “There were some clashes and the measure was taken to maintain law and order in these areas,” Khan said.
According to reports, the clashes in these areas erupted soon after the lifting of curfew Saturday morning. Reports said that youth from two groups pelted stones on police and paramilitary CRPF in Zadibal and Hawal areas. Police resorted to cane charge and burst tear smoke shells to disperse the youth.
Heavy contingents of police and CRPF were moved to these areas for re-imposing the restrictions. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar, Syed Aashiq Hussain Bukhari told Greater Kashmir that restrictions would continue in these areas on Sunday.
“We are assessing the situation in these areas.
Restrictions would continue tomorrow,” SSP Bukhari said adding efforts were on to restore peace in these areas.
A police spokesman said that in view of law and order situation and to avoid breach of peace and tranquility besides damage to life and property, restrictions have been imposed under Section 144 Cr PC on the movement of public and transport in the jurisdiction of police stations Zadibal and Nowhatta with effect from 6 a.m. December 2, Sunday, till further orders.
The areas under nine police stations of Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Safakadal, Khanyar, Rainawari, Nigeen, Lal Bazaar, Zadibal and Parimpora of old Srinagar witnessed curfew for two days after clashes broke out Wednesday evening.
Elsewhere in Srinagar, normal life resumed today after two days. Schools, colleges, shops, offices and business establishments opened in the morning and traffic plied normally.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 1 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 1 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 2 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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