School teacher arrested for circulating threatening posters in south Kashmir: Police

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Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a private school teacher, who was allegedly involved in circulating threatening posters in Kakapora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

“On 10-09-2020, posters purportedly on behalf of Lashker-I-Islam were found pasted in Gundipora Kakapora area, which carries threat messages to some youth including few girl students,” police said in a statement issued to a local news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

The posters as per police further depict that these individuals are involved in adultery, prostitution and informers of the government forces, thereby created fear psychosis among the general public especially those who have been given life-threatening.

“In this connection, locals of the area approached Police Station Kakapora and demanded legal action against the miscreants who had circulated the posters. Upon this, a case under FIR number 69/2020 under section 18,20 ULA(P) Act, 506 IPC was registered in Police Station Kakapora and investigation taken up. During the course of investigation, some suspects of the area were rounded up for questioning,” the police said.

Police added that during questioning, one of the suspects namely Muzamil Ahmad Dar, son of Farooq Ahmad Dar of Gundibagh Kakapora was found involved in the instant case, accordingly he was arrested on 21 September 2020 in the instant case.

“During the course of investigation, it came to fore that the accused person was having some personal enmity with some persons of the area and in order to defame them among the general public, he has prepared posters on the letter head of fake outfit and pasted them at public places. The accused is working as a teacher in a Private Educational Institute at Pampore,” police added.

“On his arrest, the locals of Kakapora area particularly those mentioned in the posters have hailed the Police action. The investigation of the case is going on,” police said. (KNO)

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