Braid chopping: 3 miscreants arrested for spreading rumours

GJ Report
Srinagar, Oct 11: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested three miscreants for spreading rumours in two separate incidents relating to braid chopping in this summer capital. Meanwhile, police also refuted rumours regarding death of a braid chopping victim in downtown Srinagar.
A police spokesperson here on Wednesday evening said police has arrested a person for spreading rumours about the death of a girl after braid chopping incident. “At around 1748 hrs on Tuesday a shocking rumour about the death of a braid chopped victim from Habbakadal Srinagar spread like the wild fire,” he said.
He said the rumour created anger and sense of insecurity and torments among people. “People got emotional and started pelting stones at forces establishments and vehicles,” he said. The spokesperson said police swung into action and after verifying the authenticity of the news, found that it was a planned rumour just to create unrest.
“The miscreant, identified as Abid Hussain Saudagar, was traced and arrested by Police Station Saffa Kadal from Armpora Nawakadal area,” he added. He said on October 9 some miscreants floated a rumour that four non-local rag pickers, who were roaming nearby at village Gandbal, Lasjan in Srinagar outskirts, are braid choppers.
“Soon the outsiders were surrounded by a mob of about 2000 people who started abusing and hacking them,” he said. He said, meanwhile, police intervened and rescued all the four rag pickers, adding a case was registered and investigation was taken up.
During the investigation, he said two rumour mongers, Tawseef Ahmad Dar and Mir Musadiq, were arrested. Further investigation of the case is going on, he added.