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.

Dozens of similar cases were reported in Bhadarwah and Doda districts of Jammu and Kashmir during this month.