Braid-chopping in Jammu and Kashmir: Police arrest four people for spreading rumours, inciting mobs

Srinagar: Police on Monday arrested four people for spreading rumours about braid-chopping and inciting mobs in the city.

"In its action against trouble mongers, police station Soura arrested four miscreants involved in inciting law and order problem. These miscreants are from Soura, Lal Bazar, and Zakura areas," a police spokesman said.

Braid-chopping in Jammu and Kashmir: Police arrest four people for spreading rumours, inciting mobs

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"In the garb of braid-chopping chaos, these trouble-mongers incite the mob and were also involved in creating disturbances in the area," he said.

The official said that more trouble-mongers have been identified, based on the disclosures by those arrested. "The others will be shortly arrested," the spokesman said.

He appealed to the public to not pay heed to rumours spread such miscreants. "Strict action will be taken against rumour-mongers and troublemakers," he said.

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Updated Date: Oct 24, 2017 07:57:07 IST

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