Curfew likely to be lifted from today
Amidst heavy bandobast, the Juma (Friday) prayers passed off peacefully in the Old City. City police said that if Friday night too passes off without any untoward incident, curfew in Saidabad and Madannapet will be completely lifted on Saturday.
However, police said that on Saturday curfew will be lifted from 6 am to 8 pm instead of the existing 9 am to 5 pm. Since the morning, armed policemen were deployed at every nook and corner of the Old City to prevent any trouble.