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Kashmir apples with messages like 'We want freedom', 'I luv Burhan Wani' and 'Zakir Musa come back' written on them were found in boxes bought by fruit sellers in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, prompting police to probe the matter.

Srinagar: Kashmir apples with messages like 'We want freedom', 'I luv Burhan Wani' and 'Zakir Musa come back' written on them were found in boxes bought by fruit sellers in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, prompting police to probe the matter.

The fruit sellers on Wednesday threatened to boycott apples from Kashmir if the government fails to take action as people are refusing to purchase them due to these messages. The fruit sellers opened the apple boxes purchased from the wholesale market here only to find the messages written on the apples with black marker.

"We have started investigation into it," Dy SP Majid said. The apples also had messages like 'Go back India-Go back India', 'Mere Jaan Imran Khan' and 'Pakistan-Pakistan'. A Punjab-based apple trader was killed and another injured in a militant attack in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday evening, police said.

Charanjeet Singh and Sanjeev were shot at Trenz by 3-4 militants around 7.30 pm, police said. They were taken to the district hospital in Pulwama in a critical condition. Charanjeet succumbed to his injuries while Sanjeev's condition is stated to be critical, they said. This is third such incident in as many days in the Valley.

Meanwhile, women protestors, including National Conference President Farooq Abdullah's sister and daughter, who were arrested on Tuesday after they took out a protest march, were released on bail by a court here this evening, officials said.

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