Srinagar, Oct 21: On the evening of 6th of October local resident of akhoon mohalla ishber nishat captured two persons 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 took custody of the ‘captured persons’. They were however let off after proper investigation and treatment as they had received injuries during thrashing by the people.
One of them Sameer Ahmad Khan s/o Noor Mohammad Khan r/o Ahmad Nagar runs a boutique at Gojwara Srinagar under the banner of “Silayee Ghar”.
He, along with his friend Tahir Ahmad Beigh s/o Ghulam Qadir Beigh r/o Gujwara had gone to collect some material from one of his customers.
As the duo reached near customers house, some two or three persons raised alarm doubting them as “braid choppers”. Meanwhile several other residents gathered and started beating them mercilessly.
Police took the cognizance of the incident, and case FIR 54/2017 Was registered. Many involved in the incident have been identified, out of which three main accused persons namely Basharat Maqbool, Ashiq akhoon and Owais wani have been arrested.
More arrests are expected soon.
Police has advised people to desist from such acts otherwise they will be sternly dealt with under law.