Habbakadal victim safe, says police after arresting rumour monger

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SRINAGAR: Srinagar police have arrested a rumour monger who has spread the rumour about the death of a girl after braid chopping incident.

At around 5:48 pm a shocking rumour about the death of an allegedly braid chopped victim from Habbakadal Srinagar spread like the wild fire. Most of the people got panic and sense of insecurity and torments prevailed all over. People got emotional and started pelting stones at forces establishments and vehicles.

Srinagar police swung into action and on testing the authenticity of the news it was found that it was a planned rumour just to generate the potential for civil unrest. The miscreant reportedly identified as Abid Hussain Saudagar was traced and arrested by Police Station Saffa Kadal from Armpora Nawakadal area.

Meanwhile, police said they have arrested two miscreants who has floated the rumours about rag pickers as braid choppers.

On October 9, 2017 some miscreants floated a rumour that four rag pickers from outside J&K who were roaming nearby at village Gandbal, Lasjan as braid choppers.

Soon the outsiders were surrounded by a mob of about 2000 persons who started abusing and hacking them. Meanwhile police intervened and rescued all the four rag pickers.

A case FIR number 116/2017 under section336, 353, 341 was registered and investigation of the case was taken up.

During the investigation, two rumour mongers namely Tawseef Ahmad Dar son of Zahoor Ahmad Dar resident of Padshahi Bagh Srinagar and Mir Musadiq son of Fayaz Ahmad Mir resident Lasjan have been arrested. Further investigation is of the case is going on.

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