Pour acid on people participating in Panchayat elections: Hizb commander Naikoo

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SRINAGAR: Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo in a viral clip has told its members to pour acid into the eyes of the people who participate in the Panchayat elections, a media report said today.

An audio clip supposed to be a leaked conversation between Hizb’s Operational Commander Riyaz Naikoo and another militant Sameer Tiger, Hindustan Times said that the militants have threatened to blind the people who participate in the poll process.

However former chief minister Former chief minister and MLA Beerwah, Omar Abdullah reacted to the Hizb commander Riyaz Naikoo’s purported audio clip saying that people are “threatened with being blinded one way or the other.”

“If it isn’t pellets it’s acid. One way or the other people are threatened with being blinded,” tweeted Abdullah.

Naikoo’s audio clip had appeared on social networking websites in which he is heard threatening to pour acid into the eyes of those who participate in upcoming Panchayat elections slated for February. (PTK)

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