Six held for spreading braid-cutting rumours to instigate anti-govt protests: Police

“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,” said an official on Thursday.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 12 2017 6:06PM | Updated Date: Oct 12 2017 6:15PM
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Police in Srinagar have arrested six persons for allegedly spreading rumours of 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,” said an official on Thursday.

“The basic aim of these detained rumour mongers was to disrupt peace and tranquility of the valley, so that the people of the locality take out processions against the government.”

“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.”