Srinagar, Mar 24 (PTI) Police today arrested a man along with election boycott posters in Awantipora area of Pulwama district in Kashmir.

Acting on a tip off, Police arrested Mohammad Yousuf Wani and recovered a huge number of election boycott posters from his possession, a police spokesman said.

He said the posters were meant to be distributed among the “trouble mongers”, so as to create panic among local population of the area.

Police has registered a case under various sections of Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) in this regard.

Separatist outfits and militant groups have asked people to boycott the forthcoming Lok Sabha by-polls to Srinagar and Anantnag constituencies.

Three central Kashmir districts — Srinagar, Ganderbal and Budgam — will go to polls on April 9, while polling will be held in Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian districts in south Kashmir on April 12.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.