June 20, 2017

Pakistan- India: War as Game and and Game as War - 15 arrested for celebrating Pak's win over India in Cricket, charged with sedition

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15 arrested for celebrating Pak's win, charged with sedition

Press Trust of India  |  Burhanpur (MP) 

The police has arrested 15 persons here allegedly for shouting pro-slogans after its cricket team won the Champions Trophy final by defeating and booked them for sedition.

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

Tension gripped Mohad town here on Sunday night after some persons shouted slogans in favour of and celebrated its cricket team's win by bursting firecrackers at public places.

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

The police later registered a case on a complaint by one Subhash Laxman Koli and arrested 15 persons yesterday, 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- and anti-slogans," Pathak said.

The police booked the arrested persons, aged between 19 and 35, under the 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 Khandwa district jail.
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