3 Kashmiri students arrested in UP for celebrating Pak's T20 win; likely to be charged with sedition
Agra/IBNS: Three students from Jammu Kashmir were arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Agra yesterday for allegedly celebrating Pakistan's win over India in the ongoing T20 World Cup.
Celebrating Pakistan's win will be charged with sedition, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's office tweeted this morning.
The trio has been charged with offences like promoting enmity between groups on grounds of religion and cyber-terrorism.
The tweet from the Chief Minister's office indicated they may also face sedition charges.
The college where the arrested youth studied had suspended them on Monday for "being involved in indiscipline act of posting status in favour of Pakistan" after the India-Pakistan match.
Four people have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh -three in Bareilly and one in Lucknow.
"The incident came to light that after the match, anti-national remarks were made. We received a complaint, and an FIR was lodged. They were arrested after a probe," Vikas Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Agra City told news agency ANI.
The students were arrested and taken to the Jagdishpura police station in Lohamandi, they will be presented in front of the magistrate, the NDTV report stated.
The FIR was registered under sections 153 A and 505 (1)(b) of the Indian Penal Code and section 66F of the IT Act 2008, it added.