With help of locals, cops rescue tourists mistaken as braid choppers 

Srinagar: Police with the help of locals was able to rescue six foreign nationals who were mistaken as braid choppers in the Rainawari area of he city.

According to the statement from the police at about 2:00 am during the intervening night of 7-8 October,  police received information from PCR Kashmir that Six foreign tourists have been rounded up by some people in Kanikachi Latti Mohalla Rainawari somewhere in the interior area of Dal Lake.

On receiving the information a police team the spot instantly and rescued the holed up tourists.

There has been cooperation from locals as well.  On enquiring it was found that six tourists including 3 Australians, one South Korean, one from Ireland and one from England (4 males and two females), were traveling from Leh to Srinagar in a Tavera vehicle. The group had lost its way and were traveling with the help of Google Map which led them to travel across a link road showing short cut to Lal Chowk,” the statement said.

It further added, ‘On reaching Kanikachi Lati Mohalla the vehicle was stopped by a group of locals who on spotting foreigners in the vehicle started a hue and cry and a large number of people gathered on spot turning into an unruly mob. However some locals started rescuing the holed up group and called police. With great efforts of Police and reasonable public whole group was rescued. Tourists were taken to a local Hotel and were lodged there and early in the morning were seen off to their next destination.”

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