Srinagar: Police on Saturday urged locals including shopkeepers to inform it about any inconvenience faced by them in Anantnag district amid ongoing Amarnath yatra, underlining that security arrangement were necessary in the interest of everyone.
“Residents and shopkeepers are requested to contact senior police officers or police in case there is any inconvenience faced by them in Anantnag district amid ongoing Amarnathji yatra,” a police officer said.
“The people and shopkeepers are requested not to pay any heed to rumours on social media,” the officer said.
Police, the officer said, wants to put the record straight that no shops have been ordered to be closed anywhere in the Anantnag district including KP Road. Also no by-lanes or lanes are closed for hours as some people claim on social media.”
“Some miscreants are using photographs of about 10-15 minutes when Yatra is crossing KP road. Security arrangement is necessary and in the interest of everyone including the local residents and shopkeepers,” the officer said, adding, “It has also come to notice that one twitter handle with name ‘Shafkat81’ has spread distorted information. Now the Twitter handle has been deleted by the user. An investigation has been taken in this regard, necessary action will be initiated against the miscreant.” (GNS)