The police have arrested a Sarpanch for their alleged involvement in circulation of threatening posters on behalf of militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen in volatile Sopore town of district Baramulla of south Kashmir.
Pertinently, posters surfaced at several places in Sopore town before Eid-ul-Azha, warning over 31 persons by name against liaising with the police and mainstream parties.
Police sources told CNS that soon after surfacing of these posters, police questioned the owners of various shopkeepers running Photostat business.
Reports said that after receiving a tip off regarding the involvement of a Sarpanch, Tanvir Ahmed Dar son of Ghulam Hassan resident of Dooru Sopore, an SOG party raided his house and arrested him. “Soon after his arrest, police raided his computer shop and seized various computers, printers and other electronic gadgets,” a police official told CNS on condition of anonymity and added that investigation is going on and more arrests are on cards.
Sources added that the Sarpanch during questioning has confessed of preparing and pasting the threat letters at various places in the town.