Prohibitory orders under Section 144 clamped in the city was lifted yesterday. However, no public meeting, protest march, bandh and road blocks will be allowed till November 20, Deputy Commissioner AB Ibrahim said.

Two companies of Rapid Action Force had arrived in the city to assist the police to maintain law and order. They have been deployed at sensitive areas like Ullal, B C Road, Kotepura, Kodi and other places from where stray incidents of violence were reported.

India Reserve Battalion personnel had also been posted at various locations, he stated, and requested the public to help maintain peace and report suspicious movements of strangers to police.

Vehicles coming to the city were being checked at every point, police said. Incidents of violence had erupted in Dakshina Kannada district with a man being stabbed on Friday last. A day earlier, another man had died and his friend was injured in stabbing incidents, but police had denied any link to the raging Tipu controversy.

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