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Curfew extended in Shivamogga for 2 days, schools to remain shut | Deets Here

By Priyanka Verma 
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Bengaluru: Karnataka on Tuesday extended curfew in Shivamogga for two more days. Dr. Selvamani R, Deputy Commissioner, Shivamogga said that the movement will be allowed from 6 am -9 am.

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“The curfew has been extended in the district. Movement will be allowed from 6am to 9am. Section 144 has been extended by two more days, till Friday morning. Schools will remain shut during these days,” said Dr. Selvamani R, Deputy Commissioner, Shivamogga, Karnataka.

Police said a total six men have so far been arrested, while 12 were being questioned in connection with the Bajrang Dal worker, Harsha’s, murder. Earlier, police said all the accused have been identified and will be arrested soon.

Superintendent of police Laxmi Prasad further said there were two cases, including that of rioting, against the victim, who was known as Harsha Hindu.

“There were two cases against the victim — a rioting case and a matter of hurting religious sentiments in 2016-17,” Prasad was quoted as saying.

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An official said 14 different incidents of arson and violence took place in the city since the the murder, which would require filing of FIRs. In three cases FIRs have been registered and police were trying to trace those who lost their motorbikes and properties in the arson and violence.

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