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Sedition case against 15 in MP dropped

THE ASIAN AGE. | RABINDRA NATH CHOUDHURY
Published : Jun 23, 2017, 1:52 am IST
Updated : Jun 23, 2017, 1:52 am IST

The Madhya Pradesh police on Thursday dropped sedition charges against 15 Muslim youths arrested in Burhanpur.

15 men were arrested for criminal conspiracy and sedition, after they raised pro-Pakistan slogans and celebrated Pakistan's Champions Trophy cricket triumph against India on June 18. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)
 15 men were arrested for criminal conspiracy and sedition, after they raised pro-Pakistan slogans and celebrated Pakistan's Champions Trophy cricket triumph against India on June 18. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh police on Thursday dropped sedition charges against 15 Muslim youths arrested in Burhanpur district’s Mohad town for celebrating the Pakistan cricket team’s triumph over India in the ICC Champions Trophy final on June 18.

“We have... retained charges under section 153 (a) (disturbing communal harmony) slapped against them”, Burhanpur district superintendent of police R.R.S. Parihar said.

Tags: pro-pakistan slogans, sedition charges