Bhaderwah: Authorities today relaxed curfew in the entire Bhaderwah town of Chenab valley for the first time since its imposition on May 17 as the situation improved. However, prohibitory orders will remain in force to maintain law and order. District Magistrate, Doda, Dr. Dilford Sagar, initially ordered relaxation in the curfew in the entire town from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and later extended till 3 p.m. as no untoward incident was reported from anywhere.
Policemen were seen making rounds of the town to announce relaxation of the curfew and asked people to resume their normal activities. Although most of the shops and business establishments remained closed and only private vehicles were mostly seen on the road, the easing of restrictions allowed the people to come out of their homes and buy essential commodities. People in some areas complained of shortage of vegetables, milk and ration and demanded that ATMs be made operational immediately as they are running out of cash.
Dr. Sagar, the Doda DM, said prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC would remain in force in the entire town as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order. However, DGP Dil Bagh Singh along with IGP Jammu Munish K Senha and Division Commoner Jammu also visited Bhaderwah and hold a meeting with prominent citizens of both communities at Dak Banglow, Bhaderwah and assured that murder mystery will be solved as soon as possible and compensation and relief will be given to the deceased family.
DGP said, "Nobody is above the law...The rule of law will prevail. Whosoever is responsible will be punished and we will ensure that it happens".