LETTING HIS hosts in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) pack his luggage while returning home to this side of the Line of Control cost a 55-year-old man dear, as he landed in police custody after some anti-India posters were seized from his bag.
According to police, a few posters found in the bag of Mohammad Sadeeq, a resident of Chak Banola in Mendhar, Poonch, had the headline “Kashmir Banega Pakistan’’ (Kashmir will be Pakistan’s).
Sadeeq had taken the bus to PoK through Chakan da Bagh crossing point on August 8 to visit his extended family.
The SP of Poonch, J S Johar, said that only one set of the seized posters carried objectionable slogans; the other four listed election promises made by a PoK leader Choudhary Mohammad Aziz.
The cassettes, according to police officials, have Gojri and other Pakistani music, besides messages fior the family here from members of the divided family in PoK.
Johar said Sadeeq told police that a member of the host family there put the posters and the cassettes at the bottom of his bag before packing his other articles.
Although no formal case has been registered, Sadeeq is still being questioned. “Nothing substantial has been found against him so far in questioning,’’ an officer said.
According to family, Sadeeq has a brother, a son and a son-in-law in the Army.