Braid chopping: Stone pelting, shutdown in Hazratbal

Srinagar

People in Hazratbal resorted to pelting stones on passenger and private vehicles over a braid chopping incident that took place in Dhobi Ghat area on Wednesday.

Reports said that youths took to streets and pelted stones on passenger vehicles enforcing shutdown.

The shutdown and stone pelting resulted in chaos in the area. The people alleged that they caught a braid chopper yesterday who was later rescued by police and set free.

Pertinently, on Thursday people thrashed a policeman after mistaking him as a braid chopper.

The policeman had come to visit his brother who is a student at Kashmir University.

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