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GANDERBAL: District police cognizance of rumours being spread out by some miscreants through social media, like facebook and whatsapp, about capture of so-called braid choppers at Shalabug area of Ganderbal on late Tuesday evening. A case has been registered against the miscreants and investigation has been started in this regard, Police said. As per the reports available with Kashmir Age. “On the evening of 10th of October 2017, the local people in Shallabug Ganderbal caught hold three non-locals accusing them of being braid choppers. They were beaten and thrashed severely by the residents.
 
However, as the police got to know about the incident, a police team promptly rushed to the spot and intervened to rescue him. While large number of people protest against their intervention but somehow the three were rescued from their clutches by tear smoke shells to disperse them. They could have been lynched if police did not act on time and rescued them.  All three received injuries during thrashing by the people and was immediately given medical treatment, their car they were travelling in was also damaged, reports said.
 
The three were identified as: Mohd Adnan khan Son of Mohd akram khan Residence of Gurgaon. Mohd Afroz choudhry son of Mohd Gayoor residence of Delhi and Mohd Asim choudhry son of Mohd Nafeez residence of Gurgaon. “During preliminary investigation, they were guests of local Ajaz Ahmad shah Residence of Duderhama and were coming back from Gulmarg a tourist resort while on their return journey from Gulmarg via Shadipora  they were stopped by people near Shalbug and beaten ruthlessly after being beaten up by locals there accusing him being Braid chopper.” police said.
 
Police has registered Case and further investigation into the matter is going on. “Miscreants involved in the violence will be dealt as per law,” he said. “People are requested not to fall prey to rumors and it is reiterated that strict legal action will be taken against attention seekers in the garb of Braid chopping. Besides, rumour mongers and mischief mongers will also be brought to book who take advantage of the situation to disturb the peaceful atmosphere.” they said.