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Valley posters warn informers of death

The police in north Kashmir have picked up two young person for their alleged links with posters that have threatened to kill people who reveal information about militants to the security forces.

india Updated: May 16, 2012 01:37 IST
Peerzada Ashiq

The police in north Kashmir have picked up two young person for their alleged links with posters that have threatened to kill people who reveal information about militants to the security forces.

The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen, both militant outfits, reportedly put up the posters.

"Four posters in Urdu were pasted in different localities in Pattan (30 km from Srinagar). The posters do not have signatures but are typical tanzeemy (handwritten) and are not written on a letter pad," Baramulla senior superintendent of police Anand Jain said.

The posters warn of killing "informers" and "collaborators" in Baramulla district's Pattan area. The militant 'hit list', which includes 13 people including a woman, has been issued by self-styled district commander Abu Talha and Pattan tehsil commander Javid Khan, both supposedly of the LeT.

Extolling the "sacrifices" for the "Kashmir struggle", it is written on the posters: "Some people are collaborating with the security forces. They have not mended their ways despite warnings in the past. Now get ready for dire consequences", adding that the "jihad in Kashmir will continue till their goal is achieved".

"Nothing conclusive has come up. Investigations are on," said Jain.

The police have not ruled out the possibility of mischief and rivalry in such incidents.

Inspector general of police Shiv Murari Sahai said: "If terrorists have to strike they will do it and not issue posters. This seems a mischievous act. But we are meeting those whose names are there and will see how security can be provided to them."

Sopore senior superintendent of police Imtiyaz Hussain, an old hand in anti-insurgency operations, concurred.

"We cannot rule out local rivalry,"

HT was the first to report in April about posters being pasted in Pulwama district.