New Delhi: In another development, three Kashmiri engineering students, who were arrested on charges of sedition, were on Sunday released after the execution of a bond under Section 169 of the CrPC. Also Read - Siddaramaiah Detained as Karnataka Congress Marches to CM Yediyurappa’s House Against Bidar Sedition Case
“The students were released after they executed a bond under 169 CrPC, wherein they come back whenever they are summoned,” Hubballi-Dharwad police commissioner R Dilip told news agency PTI. Also Read - Bidar Anti-CAA Play: School Principal, Student's Mother, Who Were Arrested Under Sedition Laws, Granted Bail
These students from Jammu and Kashmir, studying in a private engineering college in Bengaluru, were on Saturday arrested for raising pro-Pakistan slogans and posting the same on social media. They did this on the first anniversary of Pulwama terrorist attack that killed over 40 CRPF soldiers. Also Read - ‘Over 200 People Slapped With Sedition Charge in Past Five Years’ Govt Informs Rajya Sabha
Identified as Ameer, Basit and Talib from Kashmir’s Shopian district, these three students were arrested under section 124 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on a complaint by the KLES Institute of Technology for attempting to disturb communal harmony by raising anti-national slogans.
The arrests were made after the institute’s principal Basavraj Anami filed a complaint with the police that the first-year students got admission under the central government quota.
“The incident occurred when the college was holding a function to pay homage to the martyrs of the Pulwama attack on Friday. Instead of attending the event, they were in the hostel taking a video of them shouting pro-Pakistan slogans,” Dileep said.
The principal came to know about the incident on Saturday when the video went viral on social media after they uploaded its footage to their friends’ WhatsApp groups.
State Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar, who hails from Hubballi, condemned the students for raising pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans and said the government would not tolerate such anti-national activities by anyone.