Braid cutting: Police announces award for providing information, sets up help lines 

Perplexed by the increased incidence of braid cutting by some elements in various areas of Kashmir Valley, the Jammu and Kashmir police Friday established helplines so that people could inform and seek assistance if faced with any such incident. The police also announced an award of 3 Lakh for people who provide any information about the persons involved in these acts.

Pertinently, to speed up the investigation process, Special Investigation Teams (SITs) have also been constituted in every district headquarters of the valley.

“General public is requested to call on the helpline numbers in case of any suspicious movement. The person who will give credible information and assist in nabbing any anti social element found in such incidents will be awarded  3 lakh Rupees by IG Kashmir.  The particulars of that person will be kept secret,” a police handout issued here said.

“All the district SSP’s have also  been directed to utilize all the resources and men under their command and intensify the joint patrolling with the people of their respective jurisdictions to nab the culprits,” the statement said.

Besides, Police Community Group  meetings were also held  wherein PCPG members were advised to help and assist police in keeping  a close vigil regarding braid cutting incidents in their respective areas.

Police also announced setting up of help lines for people so that they can provide timely information about such incidents.

In Anantnag, people are advised to call on these numbers (Police Station’s) Anantnag- 9596777621, Bijbehara- 9596777622, Mattan- 9596777623, Ashmuqam; 9596777624, Pahalgam- 9596777625, Achabal-9596777626, Kokernag- 9596777628, Dooru- 959777627, Srigufwara- 9596777629,  (Police Post’s) Khanabal- 9596777631, Janglat Mandi- 9596777632, Bus stand- 9596777633, Sherbagh- 9596777630, Sangam- 9596777636, Uttersoo- 9596777635 and Larnoo-9596777634.

 In Kulgam people are advised to call on 01933260160, 7051510660. In Pulwama people are advised to call on  01933-241280, 241986. In Shopian people are advised to call on  01933-261891, 9596768831. In Awantipora people are advised to call on  01933-247369, 7051404001. In Budgam people are advised to call on  01951-255207, 255042, 7051531798. In Ganderbal people are advised to call on  2416478, 2416564, 9622688825, 9906668731.

In Bandipora people are advised to call on  9596767411, 9596767421, 9596767431, 9596767415, 9596767441, 9596767440, 9596767427, 9596767430, 9596767418.  In Sopore people are advised to call on  9596773024, 9596773025. In Handwara people are advised to call on 01955-262295, 9906767076, 7051404201, 7051404206.

 In Baramulla people are advised to call on 01952-237830, 9596767768, 9596767717 and in Kupwara people are advised to call on 01955-252204, 7051404938, the statement added.

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