Aurangabad violence: Internet services restored, tight security across district

Aurangabad, May 15: Four days after the violent communal clashes claimed two lives and injured over 60 people, including 12 policemen, the riot city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra remained tense but under control on Tuesday.
Internet services have been restored and the prohibitory orders clamped under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) have been revoked in the central Maharashtra city.
Besides the local police, seven State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) battalions were deployed in the violence-affected areas, the official said.
So far, the police have registered six cases in which nearly 3,000 unidentified people were booked for offences like arson, rioting and damaging public property. Additional Director General of Police Bipin Bihari, after reviewing the situation in the city, located in the Marathwada region, admitted that the police had failed to prevent and contain the spread of violence and to take action against the rioters. Acting Commissioner of Police Milind Bharambe has been instructed to conduct an inquiry into the allegations against a city police inspector for not preventing the violence and ignoring complaints about it.