Normalcy returns in Lohardaga, internet service restored

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Normalcy returns in Lohardaga, internet service restored

Ranchi : After remaining suspended for five days following a communal violence, internet services have been restored at Lohardaga, a district about 60kms from Jharkhand capital, famous for bauxite mines.

Deputy Commissioner of the district Waghmare Prasad Krishna confirmed the development saying the order for restoration was given late last night after it was observed that normalcy has returned and internet will not be misused.

On April 10, an incident of stone pelting and arson in Hirhi village, under Sadar police station area of the district, had taken place. Following that incident district administration had suspended the internet service to prevent spread of rumours.

DC Krishna, on question of developments into the matter, said, "A special investigation team is probing the matter. Before the probe gets completed, it will be too early to give any comment on the matter." Earlier, BJP State President Deepak Prakash had demanded a probe by central investigating agency in the matter, suspecting hands of terrorists? sleeper cell.