New Delhi: A day after being released, three Kashmiri engineering students, who are facing charges of sedition, were on Monday arrested again in Karnataka’s Hubballi after fresh protests broke out against the police for releasing them on the execution of bond under Section 169 of CrPC. Also Read - Booked Under Sedition Charges, 3 Students From Kashmir Released in Bengaluru
These students of a private engineering college were on Saturday arrested for raising pro-Pakistan slogans and were released on Sunday on the execution of a bond under Section 169 of CrPC. They were arrested posting anti-India slogans on social media on the first anniversary of Pulwama terrorist attack that left 40 CRPF soldiers dead on February 14, 2019. Also Read - 'Penalising us a Harassment', Say Kashmiri Students Citing Clampdown in J&K After Article 370 Revocation
“They (Kashmiri students) have been arrested, produced before the court and remanded in judicial custody,” the Hubballi-Dharwad police Commissioner R Dileep told PTI.
However, the police in Bengaluru came under severe criticism for releasing the youths on Sunday and fresh protests broke out on Monday. As per updates from the police, the three students were apprehended on Monday morning and taken to court.
The move from the police was taken after members of right-wing organisations staged demonstrations outside the police station on Sunday.
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.