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HC directs govt to file status report on Oct 13
SRINAGAR, Oct 10: The state high court today directed the state government to present a status report on the braid chopping incidents on October 13.

The directions came on a public interest litigation filed by Bilal Ahmad Lone. The petitioner drew the attention of the court towards the unabated braid chopping incidents, the plight of victims and the subsequent panic. He requested the court to pass directions to the state government into the matter.

The high court issued notices to the concerned authorities and also asked the government to present the status report on October 13.

The state government has constituted a special investigation team (SIT) of police to investigate the mysterious braid chopping cases. However, no breakthrough has been achieved till now to identify those behind such incidents and to nab them.

Police alleges that victim and their families are not cooperating. On the other hand some people allege that cops are not showing interest in solving the case, an allegation denied by police. Amid the growing incidents, a number of persons were mistaken as braid choppers by angry mobs and beaten.

Three persons have also died due to the panic related to braid chopping incidents. An elderly man was hit on head in confusion in Anantnag district resulting his on the spot death. Last evening, a woman died in south Kashmir as panic gripped in her village following reports that braid choppers were in the village and knocked her door also. Villagers said she was already a heart patient.

A woman had died due to heart attack after she feared that some youth, whom she took as braid choppers were going to attack her in south Kashmir few days back.

News Updated at : Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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