In MP, 15 Arrested, Charged With Sedition for Allegedly Celebrating Pakistan’s Cricket Victory

Pakistan cricket team celebrates its victory. Credit: Twitter/@TheRealPCB

Burhanpur (MP): The police has arrested 15 persons allegedly for shouting pro-Pakistan slogans after the country’s cricket team won the ICC Champions Trophy final by defeating India and has booked them for sedition.

Pakistan had hammered India by 180 runs to lift the Champions Trophy in London on Sunday.

Tension gripped Mohad town of the district on the night of Sunday, June 18, after some people shouted slogans in favour of Pakistan and celebrated its cricket team’s win by bursting firecrackers in public places.

Security was stepped up immediately in the town to avoid any law and order problem.

The police later registered a case on a complaint by one Subhash Laxman Koli and arrested 15 persons on Monday, June 19, Shahpur police station in-charge Sanjay Pathak said.

“There was a complaint that these accused celebrated Pakistan’s victory by bursting crackers and raising pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans,” Pathak said.

The police booked the arrested persons, aged between 19 and 35, under the IPC sections of 124-A (sedition) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy), he said.

The accused were produced in a local court which rejected their bail applications and sent them to jail.

They were later taken to the Khandwa district jail.

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