- In Bareilly, not more than five persons would be allowed to assemble in a public place
- Protests would also be prohibited during this period
- The curfew has been imposed till July 3 to avoid any untoward situation
The Bareilly administration has imposed a curfew under Section 144 in the aftermath of the Kanpur violence and as a precautionary measure ahead of a huge protest to be held on June 10 as announced by Muslim cleric Tauqir Raza.
As per the administration, not more than five persons would be allowed to assemble in a public place. Protests would also be prohibited during this period.
The curfew has been imposed till July 3 to avoid any untoward situation like the one that erupted in Kanpur on Friday.
An eight-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed to probe the violence, the Kanpur Police media cell informed.
Kanpur Violence: 800 booked, 29 arrested so far
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Police have booked over 800 people, arrested 29, including the main accused Hayat Jaffar Hashmi, along with several other suspects. The police have also detained 12 for questioning in connection with rioting and violence in Kanpur.
Kanpur Police Commissioner VS Meena said the accused will be booked under the stringent National Security Act and the Gangster Act while the possible role of groups like the Popular Front of India (PFI) and others is being looked into.
Properties of those involved in the violence will be seized or demolished, said Additional Director General (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar.
"We have identified 36 people who were involved in the violence with help of CCTV footage and other video recordings of the incidents.
A total of 24 people have been arrested so far of which 18 were held on Friday," the Kanpur police commissioner said.
Among those arrested is Hayat Zafar Hashmi, the chief of Maulana Mohammed Ali (MMA) Jauhar Fans Association which is a local social group.
Hashmi, who is suspected to be the mastermind behind the violence, was arrested along with three others from the Hazratganj area of Lucknow.
What happened in Kanpur?
A violent clash broke out between two groups belonging to different communities allegedly over a market shutdown in Kanpur on Friday after which the security was also beefed up between Yateem Khana and Parade crossroads.
Two persons and one policeman were injured in the aftermath of the clashes.
The violence started after some people tried to shut down shops that were opposed by the other group, said the police.
(With inputs from agencies)