Posters under the banner of militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen appeared in various areas of south Kashmir here asking people to stay away from upcoming parliament and panchayat polls.
"Thousands of youth have laid down their lives and career for the sake of freedom. Therefore it is our request to everyone to stay away from the polls," reads the poster in Urdu.
"We request people not to participate in the polls and not to sell the sacred blood of martyrs," read the posters.
Posters appeared in south Kashmir's main town Tral and its adjoining villages of Hurdmir, Rathsuna, Mandooora on Thursday, reports said.
Written on a Hizbul Mujahideen letterhead, the poster has a stamped bearing name of district commander Pulwama, Zubair ul Islam and a signature by former Hizb commander Mehmood Ghaznavi.
Director General of Police Jammu and Kashmir, SP Vaid said "we have removed the posters, registered a case in this regard. Two persons have been arrested and we are questioning them. These are some miscreants who print the posters and paste in different areas. By pasting posters, the miscreants want to create fear psychosis among people" the DGP said.