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School teacher arrested for pasting threatening posters in Pulwama: Police

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Srinagar: Police have arrested a private school teacher in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district allegedly involved in threatening locals by pasting threat posters in Kakapora area.

“Police station Kakapora received a complaint from locals of Gundipora Kakapora saying that on September 10 posters purportedly on behalf of Lashker-I-Islam were found pasted in Gundipora Kakapora area of Pulwama,” said a police spokesman in a statement.

“The posters depicting threat message to some youth including few girl students besides, their involvement in adultery/prostitution and informers of security forces. The posters thereby created fear psychosis among the general public especially those who have been given life threat,” police spokesman said.

A case FIR No. 69/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Kakapora and investigation was initiated.

During the course of investigation, the statement said, the officers were able to identify the suspect involved in the commission of crime.

“He has been identified as Muzamil Ahmad Dar, resident of Gundibagh Kakapora. He has been arrested and shifted to a police station where he remains in custody,” said the statement.

“During further investigation, officers learnt that the accused person was having some personal enmity with some persons of the area and in order to defame them, he had prepared posters on the letterhead of a fake outfit and pasted them at public places,” the police statement said.

The spokesman said the accused is working as a teacher in a private educational institute at Pampore.

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