Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday claimed to have arrested six miscreants for spreading rumours of a braid chopping incident in this summer capital.
A police spokesperson here this evening said that rumour mongers were taking advantage of braid chopping incidents to instigate general public for protests and to motivate the youth of Batamaloo in civil lines to pelt stones on security forces.
“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,” he said.
Keeping in view the gravity of rumours of braid chopping, he said all these six rumour mongers were arrested.
Yesterday, police arrested three miscreants for spreading rumours in two separate incidents relating to braid chopping in Srinagar.
Meanwhile, in connection with braid cutting incidents, Bandipora police held two police public meetings in Sumlar and Aloosa villages in north Kashmir.
These police public meetings were held at Police Post Sumlar and Police Post Aloosa chaired by their respective Division Officers. Respectable citizens of their jurisdictions participated in these meetings, he said.
He said the main motive of these meetings was to make people aware about braid chopping incidents and necessary precautions to be taken. “They were advised that in case they will find any suspicious person/movement, don’t panic and call the helpline numbers which are functioning 24×7,” he said.
He said people were also advised to be aware of the rumour mongers and not to pay heed to them.