Man arrested over braid-chopping rumour in Kashmir
Close to 30 cases of braid chopping, excluding 15 unsuccessful attempts, have been reported across the Kashmir valley till October 7.india Updated: Oct 11, 2017 19:16 IST
The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday arrested a man on charges of spreading a rumour about the death of a girl after a braid-chopping incident in Habbakadal area of Srinagar, a police spokesman said.
The miscreant, identified as Abid Hussain Saudagar, was traced and arrested from Arampora locality in Nawakadal area, he said.
“The police has arrested a rumour-monger who had spread the rumour about the death of a girl,” the spokesman said.
He said the rumour had spread like a “wild fire” last evening.
“Most of the people panicked and a sense of insecurity prevailed all over. People got emotional and started pelting stones at the security forces establishments and vehicles,” the spokesman said.
“It was planned to generate a potential for civil unrest,” he said.
The spokesman said the police investigated the rumour and found it “baseless”.
First Published: Oct 11, 2017 19:15 IST