Ganderbal: In another incident of ongoing braid chopping in the Valley, people in Kujar area of Ganderbal district mistook a youth as a braid chopper and thrashed him mercilessly.
Giving details of the incident, SSP Ganderbal, Fayaz Ahmad said that on Thursday night they got information from locals about the suspicious movement of a person in Kujer area.
“The youth was caught by locals who also thrashed him on suspicious that he was a braid Chopper. We immediately rushed to the spot and the suspicious person was taken into the custody,” the SSP said.
“Prima facie , it became evident that the youth Muzaffar Ahmad Wani hailing from Khalmulla Ganderbal had gone there to meet his girlfriend resident of Nunar Ganderbal presently residing in the house of her sister at Kujjar Ganderbal where he was spotted by the locals and was mistaken as a braid chopper,” the SSP informed.
He said that rumour mongers will be dealt under law and requested people not to take law into their own hands, adding that people should not fall prey to rumours and reiterated that legal action will be taken against those seeking attention in the garb of braid chopping.
An FIR 202/2017 under section 147, 323, 341 RPC was registered and further investigation into the matter is going on, he said.