Srinagar: Eight Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) “terrorist associates” have been arrested from Sopore space of Kashmir’s Baramulla district for allegedly circulating posters to locals to threaten and intimidate them on the behest of militants, police stated on Tuesday.
“Police in Sopore have arrested eight terrorist associates who were involved in threatening and intimidating locals via publishing of posters,” a police spokesperson stated.
Posters have come up in elements of Kashmir which give a message of “civil curfew” and ask individuals to implement civil “disobedience”.
He stated they have been arrested following the looks of those posters in Sopore space of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district through which locals have been threatened and intimidated.
The spokesperson stated in response to the preliminary investigation, it’s learnt that eight terrorist associates — Aijaz Mir, Omar Mir, Tawseef Najar, Imitiyaz Najar, Omar Akbar, Faizan Latief, Danish Habib and Showkat Ahmad Mir — have been concerned within the offence.
“They had prepared these threatening posters and circulated them in the locality. It is learnt that an active local terrorist namely Sajad Mir alias Haidar and his other associates Muddasir Pandith and Asif Maqbool Bhat affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT were the principal architects on whose behest the posters were published and circulated in the area,” he stated.
The lively militants, who’re a part of this conspiracy, had instructed the people to publish “threatening posters”, he added.
Police have recovered computer systems and different gadgets that have been used for drafting and publishing the posters, and all of the incriminating materials, together with the computer systems, have been seized, the spokesperson stated.
A case has been registered below related sections of legislation within the matter and additional investigation is underway, he stated.
Police can also be investigating the complicity of those militants within the latest killing of civilians within the space, the spokesperson stated.