The district administration here relaxed curfew for one hour in phased-manner on the fourth-day even as the internet services remained suspended in Bhaderwah Valley.
District Magistrate, Doda, Dr. SagarDattarayDoifode ordered relaxation in the curfew from 4 PM to 5 PM in TakiaChowk, Sadar Bazar, Masjid Mohallah, QillaMohalla, Pasri, Green Colony, Chakka and Chinote, and from 5 PM to 6 PM in Seri Bazar, Ganpat Market, Jai Road, Chobia Link Road, Gatha and Udrana.
During the relaxation no untoward incident was reported from any part of the town or its peripheral areas.
TehsildarBhadarwah, Zeeshan Tahir said that restrictions under section 144 CrPC, will remain in force in order to maintain law and order in the area.
“The overall law and order situation will be reviewed by the higher authorities and then only a decision to further relax or completely lift the curfew, and restore the internet services will be taken,” the Tehsildar added.
During the relaxation, shops and business establishments remained opened. A large number of people were seen purchasing goods and edibles including the vegetables and meat.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Anwar Banday, SDM Thathri, who is the Inquiry Officer of the Magisterial probe ordered by the district administration, visited the crime scene and met some locals seeking their cooperation for speedy and fair probe.
“Any information or input from any quarter is welcome. I hope people will cooperate and give valuable inputs which will be of great help to reach to the logical conclusion,” he said, assuring that the identity of the individuals giving inputs will not be disclosed.
The Inquiry Officer said that people can contact him on his personal number 9419273861.