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Man arrested over braid-chopping rumour in J-K

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The Police today arrested a man on charges of spreading a rumour about the death of a girl after a braid-chopping incident in Habbakadal area of the city, a police spokesman said.

The miscreant, identified as Abid Hussain Saudagar, was traced and arrested from Arampora locality in Nawakadal area, he said.

"The police has arrested a rumour-monger who had spread the rumour about the death of a girl," the spokesman said.

He said the rumour had spread like a "wild fire" last evening.

"Most of the people panicked and a sense of insecurity prevailed all over. People got emotional and started pelting stones at the security forces establishments and vehicles," the spokesman said.

"It was planned to generate a potential for civil unrest," he said.

The spokesman said the police investigated the rumour and found it "baseless".

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First Published: Wed, October 11 2017. 18:32 IST