BHOPAL: Three youngsters including two brothers have been arrested in Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh for allegedly raising pro-Islam slogans while celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in the Champions Trophy cricket tournament on Sunday.
The trio, identified as Iliyas, Mehboob and Salman (the latter two brothers) were arrested by the Khachrod police from Khamaria village on Monday. The three youths were subsequently booked under Section 153A (b) of the Indian Penal Code (acts likely to promote communal disharmony and disturb public peace). The trio were produced in court on Tuesday, after which the court sent them in judicial custody.
According to Ujjain district’s Khachrod police station in-charge Dinesh Verma, the three youths aged between 20 and 23 years burst crackers to celebrate Pakistan’s title triumph and then raised religious slogans that could endanger communal harmony on Sunday night.
No case of sedition was made against them by the Khachrod police as the trio had not raised pro-Pakistan slogans.