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164 braid chopping incidents in valley, 3 arrested: Govt

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday informed the legislative Assembly that 164 incidents of braid chopping occurred during past few months in the valley.
According to  correspondent in a written reply to clubbed question raised by MLA, Altaf Ahmad Wani, Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar, Abdul Majid Bhat (Larmi), the minister incharge home, chief minister mehbooba Mufti has said that 38 incidents occurred in Srinagar, 22 in Budgam, 6 in Ganderbal, 26 in Anantnag, 12 in Pulwama, 5 in Awantipora, 25 in Kulgam, 5 in shopian, 9 in Baramullah, 10 in Batamullah, 5 in Kupwara, 1 in Handwara.
The government has said that two persons were arrested, namely both residents of Bamroda Khag, Budgam, in case FOR No, 214/ 2017 of Police station Ganderbal. Besides a lady from Baramullah district was also arrested in case FOR No. 189/ 2017 of Police station saddar, Srinagar. The challenge in both the cases has been produced before court of law.
The government has further added that incidents of Braid Chopping caused insecurity among the general masses in the state especially in valley for some time.
“All possible measures were taken to curb such incidents within shortest possible time. No braid chopping incident has been reported since 08.11.2017” the government has said.
The government has added that field agencies have been directed to remain extra vigilant/ cautious to prevent such incidents in the future.

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