Braid chopping: 6 rumour mongers arrested in Srinagar, say police

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Srinagar

Srinagar police arrested six rumour mongers for spreading rumours of braid chopping in the vicinity of Batamaloo, a police spokesperson said in a statement.

“These rumour mongers were taking advantage of braid chopping incidents to instigate general public for protests and to motivate the youth of Batamaloo area to pelt stones upon deployed security forces in Batamaloo area,” the statement said.

It said the basic aim of these detained rumour mongers was to disrupt peace and tranquility of the valley, so that the people of the locality take out processions against government.

“Keeping in view the gravity of rumours of braid chopping, all these six rumour mongers have been arrested in case FIR number 163/2017 of Police Station Batamaloo.”

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