Bareilly: Seventy five people have been arrested in connection with the clashes in Bareilly and Aonla even as curfew remained in force in the two towns for the second consecutive day on Monday amid stray incidents of brick-batting and slogan-shouting.

"So far 75 people, including 35 in Bareilly and 40 in Aonla have been arrested in connection with clashes on Sunday and Monday," Additional Director General of Police Jagmohan Yadav, who is camping here, said.

He said that a high-level inquiry would be conducted into the clashes. The ADG said that a ban would be imposed on use of DJs and loud speakers in religious functions from now on.

One person was killed and several others injured in Bareilly in a clash that spread to neighbouring Aonla after which curfew was imposed in both the places.

The injured were rushed to hospital, where one Imran of Rolitola in Baradari area died due to gun shot injuries.

"Curfew has been imposed in six areas, including Qila, Kotwali, Bardari, Prem Nagar, Subhash Nagar and Aonla," IG (law and order) B P Singh had told reporters in Lucknow. He said that along with local police 12 companies of PAC, two companies of BSF and one company Rapid Action Force have been deployed to control the situation.

He said that a 45-year-old man was seriously injured in fresh violence and was admitted to a hospital in Bareilly. "Four PAC personnel and five policemen, including SP Shiv Sagar Singh, also sustained pellet injuries last night", he said.


(Agencies)

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