'Boycott those Kashmiris who pelt stones at Indian Army. Kashmiris leave UP or...,' the banner reads. Photograph: (ANI)
Jani, wanted in connection with the hoardings calling for Kashmiris to leave Uttar Pradesh, tried to abscond but was first located by police
Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena's Amit Jani was arrested on late Saturday evening in connection with the anti-Kashmiri hoardings, or billboards, that were displayed across the city.
The incident came to light after a complaint was lodged at the Partapur Police Station, accusing Jani of propogating a sense of hatred through the posters, asking Kashmiris to leave the state.
"Boycott those Kashmiris who pelt stones at Indian Army. Kashmiris leave UP or...," the banner reads. (There is no more text on the billboard after the ellipsis.)
Soon after, Jani absconded and a decision was taken to send out teams to locate and arrest him.
SSP J Ravindra Gaur said that he was caught, while he was trying to leave the town.
Jani will be presented in court on Sunday.