Haldwani Riots 4 people dead 200 injured internet suspended and schools closed shoot at sight order issued latest update
The uproar in Banbhulpura is showing no sign of stopping. The administration has stopped internet service in Haldwani since Thursday night. According to ANI, 4 people have died and more than 200 policemen have been injured in the Haldwani violence. Instructions have been given to keep schools closed on Friday. The examinations of Kumaon University and Uttarakhand Open University have been cancelled. State Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has called a high-level meeting in view of the matter.
#WATCH | Uttarakhand | Violence broke out in Banbhoolpura, Haldwani following an anti-encroachment drive today. DM Nainital has imposed curfew in Banbhoolpura and ordered a shoot-on-sight order for rioters. Details awaited. pic.twitter.com/Qykla7UO65
— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2024
The situation remains tense in Banbhulpura. Curfew was imposed here at night itself. According to media reports, the miscreants were hiding their faces with handkerchiefs and masks. In 3 hours they burnt more than 100 two-wheelers and vehicles. Stones were pelted at the policemen from all sides. SDM and Tehsildar are also reported injured in the incident. There are orders to take action against the rioters under UAPA.
Haldwani's Block Education Officer Harendra Kumar Mishra said in a media statement that due to security reasons, all types of schools in Haldwani from class 1 to class 12 will remain closed on Friday. Schools have been asked to strictly follow the instructions. Teams of police and other central forces are being sent to the incident site. The state government has appealed to the citizens to maintain peace. It has been said that strict action will be taken against those who commit arson.
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