Guwahati: Curfew in Rangiya sub-division of Kamrup Rural district was relaxed on Friday even as no incident of fresh violence was reported from any part of Assam.

"Curfew has been relaxed in Rangiya from 9 AM to 3 PM. The situation is under control," Assam Inspector General of Police (Law & Order) L R Bishnoi told.

He said police and security forces are maintaining a strict vigil in Rangiya, as well as other trouble-torn areas of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Dhubri and Baksa districts.

Shops and markets in Rangiya opened on Friday morning after relaxation of the curfew.

Bishnoi said police fired rubber bullet on Thursday evening at Tamulpur in Baksa district to control a violent mob.

"The mob was attempting to break into the Tamulpur police station and mild force had to be used to disperse them. However, there were no reports of any injuries," he said.

The mob had gathered to protest the detention of around 65 people who were allegedly involved in burning of a car, whose driver remain still untraced.

Meanwhile, senior police and administration officials are camping at Rangiya to oversee the situation.

Local police said around 15 youth have been detained for interrogation. A few people in the town had blocked the National Highway 31 and set fire to a bus on Thursday.


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