|Early Times Report|
pulwama, Aug 28: The self-styled Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Riyaz Naikoo on Tuesday threatened to attack all those social and political activists with acid who will take part in upcoming Panchayat elections.
"We have brought hydrochloric and sulphuric acid for people who are planning to contest election," Naikoo is heard saying in a latest audio.
In the audio tape, he can be heard saying that those intending to participate elections must bring shrouds with election forms.
"Bring shrouds along with election forms, Naikoo says.
He also says that the continuous harassment of forces on militant families is a sign of frustration of Indian forces, "It is a clear sign of frustration, however it is not going to deter us from carrying on our mission, he says.
Naikoo also accuses media of giving less space to news related to the 'sufferings of the conflict'.
He also accused sections of media of running an 'anti-militancy' campaign. "Our houses are ransacked, our families thrashed, that does not make news for you unfortunately and if it does, it is a small news, somewhere in some corner, while if any activity sounds negative against the Militants, it gets the front page space," Naikoo is heard saying in this audio.
He also accuses "most" of the media men to be corrupt. Naikoo also appealed the shoppers to remove the CCTVs. "We do not want the activities of militants or our OGWs to be recorded in the cameras, which the police later forcibly takes," Naikoo is heard saying.
Naikoo, 30, who comes from Durbug in Awantipora, Pulwama district is rated as an 'A++' category Militant, and carries a reward of Rs 12 lakh.