Threatening posters resurface in Sopore


We have taken it very seriously: DIG

SRINAGAR:  Even as mystery of attacks on people related to telecommunication trade and mobile towers remains to be unraveled, the threatening posters asking people to avoid un-Islamic acts and warning petrol pump owners not to provide fuel to government forces have surfaced in Sopore town.

The posters carrying stamps of hitherto unknown “Tehreek-e-Taliban Jammu and Kashmir” were pasted in walls around Batapora, Arampora and Bus Stand areas of the restive town. 

The posters have warned petrol-pump owners who provide fuel to police and government forces. The people who rent out or accommodate non-locals in their houses have also been threatened.

The posters threaten action on the pattern of attacks on telecommunication employees and mobile masts. The attacks, claimed by previously unknown Lashkar-e-Islam, have claimed lives of two people. 

The posters also warn people indulging in un-Islamic acts like selling drugs, liquor and weed. The gamblers along with the households where they gamble have also been threatened.

“In order to change yourself and stop wrong doings, we are giving you only seven day time,” the posters read at the end.

Meanwhile, Deputy inspector General (DIG) North Kashmir, Mr Garib Dass said that the police has taken serious note of the posters and are examining them.

“We are examining the posters and we have taken it very seriously given the situation which emerged after the surfacing of Lashkar-e-Islam posters,” he said, adding: “It has been to be seen whether it is the handiwork of terrorists or miscreants.”  (GNS)

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