Hyderabad: An indefinite curfew was today imposed in the sensitive Madannapet and Saidabad areas of the walled city following incidents of stabbing and heavy stone-pelting, police said.
The incidents were reported from the Madannapet and Saidabad areas of the Old City here. Additional forces have been deployed there, a senior police official said.
Curfew has been clamped till further orders in the areas under Madannapet and Saidabad police station limits, Hyderabad Police Commissioner A K Khan said, adding police have picked up two persons for questioning.
Trouble broke out around 7 AM today after locals reportedly found “meat” lying near a religious place in Kurumaguda that “provoked” members of a particular community, police said.
Police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the mobs.
“Miscreants also pelted stones at buses and set at least two vehicles on fire. Two incidents of stabbing have also been reported,” the police official said.
“The situation is now under control. We have posted pickets and preventive measures are in place,” he added.
“We are keeping strict watch in the sensitive areas,” Khan told reporters, appealing to people to cooperate with police and not believe in rumours.