Chief Minister K. Rosaiah has instructed officials to ensure supply of essential commodities besides water, milk and medicines in the curfew-bound areas.

He directed Collector Naveen Mittal to visit the affected areas along with a team of officials of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Metro Water Supply Board, Rythu Bazaar to assess the situation and ensure supply of essential commodities.

He was reviewing the law and order situation in the old city, particularly curfew-bound areas under the jurisdiction of 25 police stations with Home Minister P. Sabitha Indra Reddy, Information and Public Relations Minister J. Geeta Reddy, Health Minister D. Nagender and BC Welfare Minister Mukesh Goud, DGP R.R. Girish Kumar and other officials on Wednesday.

Briefing reporters later, Home Minister Sabitha Reddy said that the government was determined to bring back normality and restore peace in the affected areas. Asked when the curfew would be relaxed, she said a decision would be taken based on prevailing situation in the affected areas.

Besides 21 companies of police, additional forces from districts were also requisitioned to monitor the situation. Meanwhile investigation was on to track those behind the communal clashes. The Chief Minister gave instructions to take stern action against those indulging and instigating riots.

Replying to a question, the Home Minister said a Special Investigation Team was probing into the incidents and already 183 persons were arrested so far. She said permission was routinely given for Tuesday's Hanuman Jayanthi rally in Musheerabad much before the break-out of communal flare-up in the old city.

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