Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the violence in Gurdaspur, where curfew continued after a youth was killed in police firing following a clash over the fate of Balwant Singh Rajoana, on death row for the 1995 assassination of then chief minister Beant Singh.
Curfew had been imposed in Gurdaspur, 210 km from here, following the violence Thursday.
A district administration official said curfew would continue Friday and may be relaxed only later in the day.
A spokesperson in the chief minister's office said Badal had directed the Gurdaspur Deputy Commissioner Mohinder Singh Kainth to get the magisterial inquiry conducted at the earliest.
The inquiry will be conducted by Gurdaspur sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Tajinder Pal Singh Sandhu.
Badal also appealed to people to exercise restraint and maintain peace, communal harmony and amity.
Jaspal Singh, 18, was killed in Gurdaspur town in the firing by police Thursday. Another person was shot in the chest.