Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday termed as “baseless and malafide” the reports claiming that buses carrying Kheer Bhawani mela pilgrims were pelted with stones.
The police spokesman in a statement said: “This is in reference to the news being circulated on social media by some rumor mongers regarding pelting of stones on some pilgrim buses moving towards Kheer bhawani Mela. This news report is strongly refuted and rebutted.”
SSP Ganderbal Fayaz Ahmad Lone has requested general public not to pay heed to such rumors. The news being circulated is totally baseless and concocted. The pilgrims have arrived safely and have been accommodated suitably. Necessary security arrangements are in place en-route as well inside the temple.