The day-long curfew, which was clamped on this district headquarter town in Bhojpur district in the wake of the gunning down of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh, was lifted on Friday afternoon. The curfew was lifted after a high-level review of the situation by senior state officials.

However, prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC would remain in force, sub-divisional police officer Dharmesh Kumar said. Mr Kumar said the situation was tense, but under control.

The curfew was clamped earlier in the morning after tension escalated following the gunning down of Singh at Katira Mohalla under Nawada police station, 71 kms from Patna. Singh was on a morning walk when he was accosted by gunmen who pumped several bullets into him, killing him on the spot.

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