//Goa under control; prohibitory orders continue

Goa under control; prohibitory orders continue

Sunday March 5 2006 09:53 IST  

PANAJI: Situation in Sanvordem town in South Goa, which had been witnessing violence for the last two days following clashes between two communities over demolition of a place of worship, was under control on Sunday even as prohibitory orders continued to be in place in the area, police said.

"The situation is peaceful and we have summoned two companies each of CRPF and CISF, which will arrive here any time," Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Ujwal Mishra told PTI. Strict vigil is being maintained in entire South Goa including talukas of Sanguem, Quepem and Canacona to prevent any untoward incident. "Special attention is being paid to the minority dominated areas," he said.

Section 144 is clamped on the town and would continue till the situation completely normalises, Mishra added. Three persons, including a police sub-inspector, were injured on Saturday in the clashes, taking the total number of injured since Friday to eight, police said adding that groups of people, demanding release of 100 persons arrested for clashes, pelted stones, looted shops and set vehicles on fire, leading to cane charge and police firing.