In response to the destruction of a "illegal" madrassa on February 8, violence broke out in Haldwani. The Uttarakhand administration has requested the deployment of additional central forces in the area.
Four companies of the Central Paramilitary Forces, each with over 100 soldiers, have reportedly been requested by the Home Ministry to uphold law and order in the Banbhoolpura region, which is the epicenter of the mob violence, according to officials.
Chief Secretary Radha Raturi addressed the request to the Center.
ORDERED MAGISTERIAL PROBE
A magistrate's investigation into the rioting was mandated on Saturday. Kumaon Commissioner Deepak Rawat will conduct a magisterial probe, according to an order issued by Chief Secretary Radha Raturi. He will report to the government within 15 days.
CURFEW RAISED FROM THE OUTSIDE OF THE TOWN
Additionally, the curfew has been removed from the town's outside sections but is still in effect in the Banbhoopura neighborhood.
There are currently close to 1,100 security guards stationed around the area. Banbhoolpura's shops are still closed, and the streets are empty.
Additionally, local internet services are still suspended in order to stop rumors from spreading via social media. Officials reported that during Thursday's violence, 60 people were hurt and six rioters were killed. Five people have been detained in relation to the violence, and three FIRs have been filed thus far.
To identify the rioters, CCTV footage and video clips of the Thursday incidents gathered from various sources are being analyzed, according to the police.
According to Nainital Senior Superintendent of Police Prahlad Meena, there was a plot behind the destruction, arson, and attack on the police officers in Haldwani. Officials reported that during Thursday's violence, 60 people were hurt and six rioters were killed.
Regarding those slain in the violence, the SSP stated that no one was killed by police gunfire and that a post-mortem will determine the exact cause of death.
He stated the cops opened fire in response to a magistrate's order to scatter the crowd.
"No one was killed in the gunfire because, following the gunshot, we thoroughly examined the area and found no remains. Hospitals discovered the bodies the following day. Reports from forensic exams and post-mortems will make clear what happened before they died, he said.