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Stay away from politics or face consequences: Hizbul to J&K leaders

The Hizbul Mujahideen has allegedly threatened leaders in the Jammu region, including Union minister Jitendra Singh

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The Hizbul Mujahideen has allegedly threatened leaders in the Jammu region, including Union minister Jitendra Singh, if they did not stay away from political activities.

Police has registered an FIR after a senior Congress leader received a threatening letter from the terrorist organization Hizbul Mujahideen. The officials gave this information on Sunday.

He said that a two-page letter written in Urdu threatened that if the mainstream leaders of Jammu region do not leave politics, they will be targeted. It has also been said to target Union Minister Jitendra Singh. Officials said on Sunday that the letter was written on the 'letter pad' of the terrorist organization. The letter was sent to the Senior Vice President of Jammu and Kashmir Congress and Parmu Minister Raman Bhalla on Friday through post at his headquarters.

Police said the letter was addressed to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)’s Congress vice-president and former minister, Raman Bhalla. “It was delivered at the Congress office in Shahidi Chowk via post on Saturday afternoon,” said Anayat Ali, station house officer (SHO), Pir Mitha police station, Jammu.

The two-page letter was signed by a self-styled divisional commander of the Hizbul. Apart from Singh, minister of state in the Prime Minister’s Office, it mentioned 17 senior politicians of national and regional parties, including J&K Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Ravinder Raina, National Conference provincial president Devender Singh Rana, Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan leader Choudhary Lal Singh, and other former ministers, legislators as well as Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionaries.

We warn you to renounce politics and support our cause for freedom otherwise death warrants have been issued against you. No security cover will safeguard you from us," the letter read, adding "the work has already started and those who can attack Parliament or Red Fort can kill you as well".

In coming days, no Indian or politician supporting India will be left alive in Kashmir. Half of Jammu is already with us but there are some politicians who are an obstacle to our cause for freedom," the letter said.

The Hizbul also referred to the killing of public representatives in the letter.

“Anyone who is on our target will be gunned down in their homes. This work has already been started. The people who can attack Parliament or Red Fort, can’t they kill you?” the letter read.

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