Handwara, Oct 21: Handwara Police has appealed people not to take law into their own hands and handover the suspects if caught anywhere to Police as have the locals of Khanoo Babagund done.
According to the KNS correspondent, addressing a press conference SSP Handwara Ghulam Jeelani Wani while appreciating the wit and decision of the Khanoo locals, said that this must set a precedence for others as it would be if it the public and administration alike.
SSP said that the man caught by people of Khanoo Babagund Kralgund while roaming suspiciously in the said village and took him as braid chopper. But the people without taking law and order into their own hands called the police immediately and handed over him to police station and cooperated patiently in ascertaining the facts and reason of his being in the village.
The particulars of the alleged braid chopper were found to be Mohd Yousuf Khan S/o Wali Rehman Khan R/o Anwarabad Mohalla Sulkoot Kupwara.
During enquiry from some respectables of Sulkoot and Police Post Bazaar Kupwara regarding the subject ,it was found that the said person is Ex-armyman who has been dismissed from army on medical grounds after he had developed some mental health problems and was declared mentally unfit some 8 years ago.
After losing his job and his mental health, his wife also left him and his condition further deteriorated and he start wandering from one village to another village. Thus it became clear that the alleged was not a braid chopper but an insane who doesn’t know where to go and where to stay. It was because of the people of Khanoo that a major tragedy like that of Mazbugh Sopore where one mentally unsound person was ruthlessly beaten to pulp was averted.
Handwara police is highly thankful to the people for their cooperation. SSP further said that people must realise that taking law into their own hands would create mess instead they must inform police. (KNS)