Deputy Inspector General of Police, Central Kashmir, G H Bhat today appealed to the general public in particular and the families of victims of braid chopping incidents to cooperate with the police for proper investigation into the incidents.
DIG was speaking to the media persons during a press conference convened, here today.
SSP Srinagar, Imtiaz Ismail Parray was also present during the press conference.
Briefing the media persons, DIG said that although there have been no formal complaints into the braid chopping incidents from the victims, the police has filed the cases after taking cognizance of the reports. Giving details, he said that 23 cases, all from central Kashmir, have been registered and investigation is underway in all the cases.
Giving details of the braid chopping incident reported from Gulberg Colony in Srinagar, the DIG said that a female maid, a minor, has owned up to braid chopping of the victim and has been arrested.
He said the police department has constituted a special team headed by a lady inspector entrusted the job of examining victims and investigating the case.
Saying the law and order situations resulting from braid chopping incidents have prevented the police department in examining the cases, the DIG appealed the people to cooperate and let the police investigate the incidents properly.
DIG also requested the media fraternity to report incidents based on true facts and after proper verification.