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Muzaffarnagar Live: Akhilesh calls for restraint, toll 27

9 September Muzaffarnagar: Even as Akhilesh Yadav-led government fights to contain the communal flare up in Muzaffarnagar that has left 27 dead, Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi has reportedly slammed the state government for its inability to contain the violence in a report sent to the Union Home Ministry.

Joshi has also called for more forces in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas. Curfew has been imposed in three police station areas – Civil Lines, Kotwali and Nai Mandi- with schools and colleges shut for the next three days in the entire city. The Army is carrying out flag marches in the entire region.

Latest updates

10.30 am No leniency towards those who disturb pace, said Akhilesh Yadav. Speaking to a news channel, asked all political parties to exercise restraint

10.20 am Will make committees in villages from where villagers have fled faring violence and bring them to their homes, says Ajit Singh
9.40 am State government transfers Inspector General of Police (Meerut Range) Brijbhushan and Saharanpur DIG DC Mishra. While Bhavesh Kumar Singh will take ovwer as Meerut IG, Ashok Mutha will be the new DIG of Saharanpur

9.35 am FIR has been filed against the following: Sangeet Som, Hukum Singh, Bhartendu, Suresh Rana (BJP) and Harendra Malik (Congress)

9.30 am Four BJP MLAs and a former Congress MLA are among the 40 people who have been booked for rioting by the UP police

9.20 am RLD leader Ajit Singh and his son Jayant Chaudhary are also on their way to Muzaffarnagar

9.15 am Despite prohibitory orders, a three-member fact finding team headed by Ravishankar Prasad is on its way to the troubled town

9.05 As a precautionary measure an alert has been sounded in adjoining cities like Meerut and Moradabad

9.00 am Shoot-at-sight orders are in place in the curfew hit areas. All entry points to Muzaffarnagar including UP-Uttarakhand borders have been sealed and all outlying villages are being patrolled to maintain calm

Reports said in Delhi the Centre has asked the state government to take necessary steps to ensure that communal tension does not spread to other parts of the state

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