Three arrested in Telangana for 'anti-India' slogans in video posted on social media

The video was uploaded onto a social media app and soon spread across local groups in Nizamabad district.
Three arrested in Telangana for 'anti-India' slogans in video posted on social media
Three arrested in Telangana for 'anti-India' slogans in video posted on social media
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The Telangana police on Monday arrested three people from Nizamabad district after they allegedly uploaded an 'anti-India and pro-Pakistan' video on social media, just days after several CRPF jawans were killed in a terror attack in Kashmir's Pulwama.

The police said that two of the three accused hailed from Uttar Pradesh and the video was uploaded on to the 'Like App'. As the video spread in local groups in Nizamabad and also in Hyderabad, a complaint was filed by locals with the Morthad police station, after they identified the three men. 

"The three accused were dancing in the video raising pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans. We received a complaint from one person who noticed the video of the three accused persons. Two of the accused are natives of Uttar Pradesh while the third is a local of Nizamabad district," a police official was quoted as saying.  

A case was registered under Section 153 A (promoting enmity) and 505 (2) (public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), before the trio were arrested and presented in front of a local court, which sent them to judicial remand.

Just earlier this week, two men of Kashmiri origin were booked by the Bengaluru police on charges of sedition for allegedly voicing support for the recent Pulwama attack. One of them was later arrested for his posts on his Facebook page which allegedly “taunted and ridiculed” the army by posting images hailing the terror attack.

Meanwhile, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General R.R. Bhatnagar on Monday met Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and is understood to have discussed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting also came in the wake of a gun battle between security forces and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JEM) terrorists in Pulwama in which nine people including three terrorists and five security personnel were killed. A senior police officer and three Army officers were among the injured.

According to media reports, the killed terrorists included two Pakistani nationals, including one who plotted the suicide bombing on the CRPF convoy on February 14.

IANS inputs

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