The police say they will probe if the arrested terrorists were behind the plan to spread panic among village leaders.
The meet comes in the wake of the murders of two sarpanchs in two weeks last month following which around 150 of their counterparts resigned in protest.
Two sarpanchs have been killed in the past fortnight in the state by alleged terrorists, leading to mass resignation by village heads in protest.
A few sarpanches from J&K had met Rahul on Thursday and they told him that they were being treated as second class citizens.
The sarpanches have demanded gun licenses to protect themselves in the wake of murders of two local body leaders over the past fortnight.
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