Police arrests six people for rumour mongering

Srinagar: Police Thursday arrested six ‘rumour mongers’ for spreading false information about braid chopping in the vicinity of Batamaloo.

These rumour mongers were taking advantage of braid chopping incidents to instigate general  public for protests and to motivate the youth of Batamaloo area to pelt stones upon deployed security forces in Batamaloo area.

The basic aim of these detained rumour mongers was to disrupt peace and tranquillity of the valley, so that the people of the locality take out processions against government, a police spokesman said.

Keeping in view the gravity of rumours of braid chopping, all these six rumour mongers have been arrested in case FIR number 163/2017 of Police Station Batamaloo.

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