Police files chargesheet against Salahudin for threatening Panchs, Sarpanchs

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, Nov 24 : Police today filed a chargesheet against Hizb-ul-Mujahideen supremo Mohammad Yousuf Shah alias Syed Salahudin before NIA court Baramulla in connection with a case regarding threatening Panchs and Sarpanches for participating in Panchayat elections 10 years ago.
A police officer said that Police filed the charge sheet before the Special Judge for NIA (Additional Sessions Court) Baramulla.
The case (FIR 241/2012) was registered in Police Station Baramulla under 506 RPC and 13 UAP Act against Salahuddin for “threatening” Panchs and Sarpanchs  through posters in Kashmir Valley to “compel” them not to contest elections.
The chargesheet against Salahudin has been filed under Section 512 of the penal code, the officer said.
He said the police was also in process of filing chargehseet against the Hizb chief in another similar case (FIR No. 251 of 2012) in Pattan.
The threats were issued to the Panchayat members soon after 2012 elections which was a major mile stones in J&K history. The militants issued threats to them soon after the elections.
Hundreds of them had resigned due to threats across Kashmir. The Jaish-e-Mohammad, through posters, had asked Panchs and Sarpanchs to resign and publish their resignations in newspapers.
The threats had an immediate effect – paid advertisements on resignations appeared in several newspapers in Srinagar in 2012.