‘Burqa Clad’ alleged braid chopper thrashed in Awantipora; Police say, he is being questioned

Srinagar

Residents of Awantipora on Thursday claimed that they caught an alleged braid chopper, who was putting on a burqa in the town after locals suspected him of being a braid chopper, reports said.

The locals alleged that as the “braid chopper” was being questioned police rescued him by firing teargas shells on them

However, police officials said that soon after the incident a police party reached the spot and took the person in custody who was being ruthlessly beaten by people. They said that the person is a resident of Noorpora Tral area and he is being questioned.

To the claims of locals that police resorted to tearsmoke shelling on the residents, He said that the locals had halted the traffic movement on the highway and police only restored traffic.

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