With situation in the old city remaining tense and volatile after communal clashes, prohibitory orders were clamped in 18 police stations of south zone and four police stations of Goshamahal division of west zone of the city. At least 36 people were injured in stone-pelting and 70 others taken into custody after the clashes between two communities in the old city. Some 14 vehicles, autos and two wheelers, have been torched.
To control the tense situation going out of control, the city police on Monday decided to impose curfew from 7 pm. The decision to enforce curfew was taken by the police after a person was stabbed to death by miscreants near Shahalibanda on Monday afternoon.
As many as 17 police stations, Kalapathar, Mughalpura, Bhavaninagar, Charminar, Chandrayangutta, Kanchanbagh, Santoshnagar, Falaknuma, Dabeerpura, Chatrinaka, Hussainialam, Meerchowk, Kamatipura, Rein Bazar, Bahadurpura, Badangpet and Saidabad, have been placed under curfew under the South Zone limits.
Additional forces, including 1,000 paramilitary personnel dispatched by the Centre, were being deployed to restore peace in the trouble-hit areas.