Jammu, Feb 1: The Government on Thursday said that 164 braid chopping incidents have taken place in Kashmir Valley last year.
In a written reply to clubbed questions by Opposition National Conference members— Altaf Ahmad Wani, Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar and Abdul Majid Bhat (Larmi)—Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that highest number of braid chopping incidents, 38, took place in police district Srinagar, followed by Anantnag (26), Kulgam (25), Budgam (22), Pulwama (12), Bandipora (10), Baramullla (9), Ganderbal (6), Awantipora (5), Shopian (5), Kupwara (5) and Handwara (1).
Mehbooba, who is also state’s Home minister according to news agency GNS said two persons—Mohammad Aslam Shah S/o Ab. Gani Shah and Aadil Ahmad Shah S/o Abdul Hamid Shah, both residents of Bamroda Khag, Budgam, were arrested in case (FIR No. 214/2017) of Police Station Ganderbal. Besides, she said, a lady, namely, Mst. Zareefa D/o Mohd. Ibrahim Khan R/o Shalkoote, Balhama district Baramulla was also arrested in case (FIR No. 189/2017) of Police Station Saddar, Srinagar. “The Challan in both the cases has been produced before Court of law,” she added. (GNS)