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6 foreign tourists mistaken as braid choppers rescued
SRINAGAR, Oct 8: Police today said that six foreign tourists, whom people mistook as braid choppers, were rescued from Rainawari area here last night.

Giving details, a police spokesman said that at about 2.00 AM SHO Rainawari inspector G P Singh got an information from police control room (PCR) Kashmir and some sources that six foreign tourists have been rounded up by some people in Kanikachi Latti Mohalla Rainawari somewhere in the interior area of Dal Lake.

“On receiving information a police team rushed to the spot instantly and rescued the holed up tourists. There has been cooperation from some locals as well,” he said.

The police spokesman stated that on enquiring it was found that six tourists three Australians, one South Korean, one from Ireland and one from England (four males and two females), were traveling from Leh to Srinagar in a Tavera vehicle driven by Abid Hussain son of Mohd Shafi resident Doda.

“The group had lost the way and were travelling with the help of Google Map which led them to travel across a link road showing short cut to Lal Chowk. On reaching Kanikachi Lati Mohalla the vehicle was stopped by a group of locals who on spotting foreigners in the vehicle raised hue and cry. Large number of people gathered on the spot turning into an unruly mob,” spokesman said.

He added that some locals started rescuing the holed up group and called police. “With great efforts of police and reasonable public whole group was rescued. Tourists were taken to a local hotel and were lodged there comfortably by the police and early in the morning were seen off to their next destination,” the spokesman said.

News Updated at : Monday, October 9, 2017
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