Braid chopping: Authorities ban entry of 'strangers' into Doda

Braid chopping: Authorities ban entry of 'strangers' into Doda

According to sources the DDC Doda, Bhawani Rakwal invoking section 144 CrPc has imposed ban on the entry of strangers and unknown persons into the district. In this connection the DDC has issued an official order.

As mysterious braid-chopping incidents continue to spread panic among the residents of the hilly district of Doda with 14 such cases reported in 10 days, the authorities today banned entry of “strangers” into the district for two months. 

According to sources the DDC Doda, Bhawani Rakwal invoking section 144 CrPc has imposed ban on the entry of strangers and unknown persons into the district. In this connection the DDC has issued an official order. 

"As braid chopping incidents were being reported from across the district, sending entire administration into a tizzy as a wave of terror spread entire area, especially among women folk, administration was compelled to take the decision," the DDC said. 

"As a precaution, entry of strangers including pheriwalas, unknown persons, baazigars, scent sellers, beggars, outside labourers and street hawkers has been banned in the district for period of two months," the DDC said, adding that they can enter the district only after prior permission from the police station/police post concerned. 

It is notable to mention here that since last 10 days,  14 cases have been reported to the Doda police including 6 from Bhadarwah, three from Doda, two from Marmat and three from Gandoh.