New Delhi: The prohibitory orders on gathering and movement of people in Delhi's Trilokpuri area following a communal clash will be relaxed for six hours on Wednesday as no fresh violence was reported, police said.
"The situation is the area is presently calm. The relaxation will be given from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday," Joint Commissioner of Police Sanjay Beniwal told IANS. "Considering Chhath Puja, the relaxation between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. was necessary as people leave their houses for the puja rituals and return back during this time," said Beniwal.
The prohibitory orders were relaxed on Tuesday for three hours from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Two groups of Hindus and Muslims clashed on Diwali 23 October after which the authorities imposed prohibitory orders banning illegal gatherings.
"So far, 67-68 people have been arrested in connection with the clashes," Beniwal said, adding that the arrests have been made based on the photographic and video evidences available with the police.
Irfan, one of the five "key accused" allegedly responsible for igniting the violence, was arrested on Monday night. Police said the hunt for the remaining four - Mobin, Asif, Tariq and Jafar - is still on.
Trilokpuri, divided into 36 blocks, is being manned by over 1,000 security personnel from Delhi Police, Rapid Action Force and Central Reserve Police Force along with over 30 police vans, water cannons and riot control vehicles.
Updated Date: Oct 29, 2014 12:33:16 IST