Khargone riots: MP: Curfew relaxed for four hours in Khargone city, more relief likely as situation normalising
Since Thursday, the administration has been relaxing the curfew every day for four hours in intervals of two hours each.
On Sunday, the curfew was relaxed from 8 am to 12 noon to allow people to buy essential items and carry out necessary works, Khargone district collector Anugraha P said.
The stores selling milk, vegetables, provisions and medicines among others were allowed to remain open during the curfew relaxation, an official said.
Further relaxation in the curfew can be granted from 3 pm to 5 pm on Sunday but a formal order in this regard is yet to be issued, the district public relations official said, adding that no fresh untoward incident has been reported from the affected areas.
So far, 44 cases have been registered in connection with the violence and 148 people have been taken into custody, in-charge Superintendent of Police (SP) Rohit Kashwani said.
The curfew has been relaxed from 10 am to 12 noon and from 3 pm to 5 pm every day since Thursday, when it was relaxed for the first time after communal riots.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday said that Khargone is peaceful.