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Threat posters over opening of wine shops recovered in Baramulla, accused arrested: Police

BARAMULLA: Jammu and Kashmir Police Thursday said that a man has been arrested in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district for posting threat posters over the opening of the wine shops

In a statement, the police said that On 22/12/2022, Police Post Palhallan learnt through a reliable source that a threat has been issued to outsiders and condemning the government’s decision of opening a wine shop in Pahalgam by a so-called terror group Lone Wolf Warrior at Tantraypora Palhallan, District Baramulla. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Pattan and an investigation was set in motion.

Acting upon this Police party of PP Palhallan rushed towards spot and found poster pasted and some posters on the roadside.

The police spokesman further stated that during course of investigation several suspects were rounded up. Investigating team led by SHO PS Pattan and DO Palhallan under the supervision of SDPO Pattan after hectic efforts zeroed on suspect namely Altaf Ahmad Rather s/o Gh Mohd Rather r/o Tantraypora Palhallan and upon his questioning/ interrogation he confessed and evidence so collected has confirmed his involvement in the commission of offences and further revealed that he got in touch with Pak based militant handlers on social media and was working with them who instructed him to paste posters in order to create an atmosphere of fear among the public and hatred against India.

On his disclosure, raid was conducted at his house where from posters and mobile phone was seized and the accused was taken into custody. Further investigation of the case is going on, reads the statement.


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