Curfew will be Lifted in Phases

The Commissioner of police, Mr A.K. Khan, said that curfew will be lessened in a phased manner and males who are above 50 years and women will be permitted to move on the streets.

He said that discussions with other departments are carried on about the supply of necessary commodities and operating of markets at the time the curfew relaxation and also said that they will keep tags on the prices of commodities, vegetables and medicines.

Mr Khan said extra forces were being utilized and requested people to stock up for a few more days, indicating that curfew may continue. Nearly 200 video cameras are utilized for monitoring and recording the movements of the people at the time of curfew relaxation.

First phase relaxation starts from 8 am to 10 am, and curfew will be relaxed in Santosh Nagar, Madannapet, Bhavani Nagar, Kanchanbagh, Charminar, Kamatipura, Kalapather, Bahadurpura and Hussainialam. Second phase starts from 11am to 1 pm, people are permitted to move out in Mirchowk, Dabeerpura, Reinbazar, Mangalhat, Falaknuma, Chandrayangutta, Chatrikanaka and Shahalibhanda.

Ten teams of BSF, CRPF, RAF and CISF which arrived in the city have been set up in the riot-hit areas. Nearly12 senior IPS officers are observing the situation and police from unaffected areas have also been utilized.

Police also started an intensive drive with the help of GHMC to take out the flags and banners of religious and political groups in the sensitive regions and in other parts of the city.

Mr. A.K. Khan also said that the procession and clashes were recorded in 75 cameras, and culprits will be identified based on the evidence.