‘Lover’ mistaken as braid chopper, thrashed in Ganderbal



    Ganderbal: In another bizarre twist to the ongoing braid chopping incidents in the valley people in Kujar area in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district mistook a look youth as a braid chopper.

    A youth was last evening beaten up in Kujar area of Ganderbal district on suspicious that he was a braid Chopper.

    A police said “local of Kujar area caught hold of a youth who they alleged was a braid Chopper, on getting information a police team reached the spot and suspicious person was brought into the custody.”

    SSP Ganderbal in a press briefing said, “after preliminary questioning, it became clear 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 and taken as a braid chopper.”

    An FIR 202/2017 U/S 147, 323, 341 RPC was registered and further investigation into the matter is going on, police said.

    The police requested people not to fall prey to rumours and reiterated that legal action will be taken against those seeking attention in the garb of braid chopping.

    Police said “rumours Mongers will be dealt as per law.”