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Security arrangements to continue in old city: Commissioner

Posted on Dec 08, 11:55AM | UNI

Hyderabad City Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma today said security arrangements in the old city would continue for a few more days till complete normality was restored.

Talking to reporters at Charminar Police Station here, the Commissioner said about 5,000 devotees offered Friday prayers at Mecca Masjid amidt tight police security.

He said some youths resorted to slogan shouting and a few of them also hurled stones which damaged a car.

However, he said the devotees disbursed peacefully and the situation returned to normal within a few minutes after the prayers.

He said patrolling would continue as usual and pickets would be posted at sensitive and strategic locations.

Thanking people for their cooperation in maintaining peace, he hoped that complete normalcy would return soon.

He said the old city should return to the time when shops were permitted to remain open till late night.