J&K Police forms SIT to investigate braid-chopping; Helpline established

Police in Jammu and Kashmir have constituted a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to investigate braid-chopping incidents in Kulgam district and appealed to people not to pay heed to rumours spread by anti-social elements.

“In view of increasing incidents of braid cutting cases in district Kulgam, a special investigating team (SIT) has been constituted by SP Kulgam to investigate these cases under the supervision of Addl SP Kulgam,” said a spokesman.

He said members of the public have been requested to come forward to help police for speedy investigation. “… and are advised to inform police about any such incident immediately.”

A helpline has also been established at PCR Kulgam which will remain open 24×7, he said.

“People are advised to call on +91 7051510660 for any help and assistance.”

Mysterious braid-chopping incidents have been reported in Rajasthan, Punjab and Delhi during the past several months.

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