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Curfew continues in Jammu for second straight day

Situation remains under control, says IGP Jammu


Jammu, Feb 16 (KNS): For the second straight day, curfew remained in place across Jammu to thwart any protests that started following the killings of CRPF men in Lethpora attack on Thursday.
Massive protests had erupted on Friday in Jammu while several vehicles were either torched or damaged by the protesters here following which the District Magistrate Jammu had ordered for imposition of curfew in Jammu to main law and order situation there. Curfew was imposed in Jammu for the second consecutive day to main law and order situation while clashes continue to erupt at few places today during which police used force to disperse them.
Reports said a large contingent of police and paramilitary troopers were deployed in several areas of Jammu to thwart the possible protests.
Moreover, clashes erupted in Anantnag area of South Kashmir after rumors were spread that a driver from the district was killed in Jammu.
KNS office received many phone calls from employees who are currently at Janipur area of Jammu, saying the protesters in the area attacked their quarters with the stones, thus creating scare among them.
They said the protesters resorted to throwing stones on their government allotted quarters, thus creating a fear among their families and the employees as well. “We want the administration to ensure adequate security for all the employees,” the employees said.
However, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu Range, MK Sinha said that no incident of death has been reported from anywhere in Jammu and asked people not to fall prey to rumours.
“Malicious rumour being spread regarding a death in Sarwal, Jammu. Please don't fall prey to. Rumour mongers would be dealt strictly under law,” he said.
Sinha further stated that curfew remained in place in Jammu today to main law and order situation here. He added that the situation across Jammu remained by and large normal and under control. (KNS) 

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