Uneasy calm in Godhra

AHMEDABAD SEPT. 6. An uneasy calm prevailed in curfew-bound Godhra town in central Gujarat which witnessed communal disturbances yesterday following stoning of a Ganesh idol immersion procession.

According to the District Collector, Manoj Agarwal, no untoward incident was reported from Godhra after an indefinite curfew was clamped at 6 p.m. yesterday in some parts of the town. He said some of the miscreants had been identified and necessary action would be taken soon. He said the situation in the town was "tense but under control.'' The authorities deployed five companies of the Rapid Action Force and an additional company of the State Reserve Police to assist the local police to maintain peace in the town. The authorities would review the situation later in the night to decide on curfew relaxation tomorrow.

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