The Kodagu police have arrested four persons for celebrating the victory of Pakistan against India in the finals of the Champions Trophy on Sunday night.
Riyaz, Samad, Munir and Jabir of Elane Hosakote are the arrested. Riyaz is the son of Elane Hosakote Gram Panchayat vice president Kunhi Kutti.
After Pakistan won the match, the suspects came on their scooters and in a Maruti van, burst fire crackers and raised victory slogans at seventh Hosakote Junction around 10.30 pm. Soon after the incident, they tried to flee. But they were apprehended by Hindu activists. Later, the police took the four into their custody.
As the news spread, hundreds of Hindu activists assembled in front of the police station on Monday morning and urged the police to file sedition case against the accused. BJP district president B B Bharatish, Vishwa Hindu Parishat district general secretary D Narasimha and others submitted a written complaint to the PSI in this regard.
When the Hindu activists attempted to stage a protest at Kannada Circle, Kushalnagar DySP Sampat Kumar and Circle Inspector Kyate Gowda spoke to the protestors and promised to register an FIR under IPC Sections 153B and 295A.
Meanwhile, tension prevailed for a while at Melinakuruvalli near Thirthahalli in Shivamogga district on Monday, after a local youth posted congratulatory message to Pakistan, reports DHNS reports from Thirthahalli.
Jabi Qureshi, a resident of Melinakuruvalli, reportedly posted a message on his Facebook wall that “we are champions”.
This triggered tension in the area as some local residents took to streets and demanded action against him. Later, they filed a complaint with the police that Qureshi posted a message that would provoke communal tension in the town.
They also demanded that criminal case be registered against him.
Source: deccanherald and the Hindu
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