Hubbali sedition case: Three Kashmiri students arrested again, sent to judicial custody; Bar association says won't represent accused

The trio was arrested on Saturday for raising pro-Pakistan slogans and posting it on social media on the first anniversary of the terrorist attack that left scores of CRPF soldiers dead at Pulwama in Kashmir and let off on Sunday after execution of a bond under Section 169 of CrPC

Press Trust of India February 17, 2020 19:36:29 IST
Hubbali sedition case: Three Kashmiri students arrested again, sent to judicial custody; Bar association says won't represent accused
  • The three Kashmiri engineering students of a college in Bengaluru facing sedition charges were arrested again on Monday after protests broke out against the police for releasing them on execution of a bond under Section 169 of CrPC

  • Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik was among those who criticised the police for releasing the youth who allegedly 'demonstrated their anti-India vitriol on the first anniversary of Pulwama attack.'

  • The trio, students of a private engineering college, were arrested on Saturday for raising pro-Pakistan slogans and posting it on social media on the first anniversary of the terrorist attack that left scores of CRPF soldiers dead at Pulwama in Kashmir

Hubballi: The three Kashmiri engineering college students in Hubbali, facing sedition charges, were re-arrested on Monday after protests broke out against police for releasing them on executing a bond.

Hubbali sedition case Three Kashmiri students arrested again sent to judicial custody Bar association says wont represent accused

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"They (Kashmiri students) have been arrested again, produced before the court and remanded to judicial custody," the Hubballi-Dharwad police Commissioner R Dileep told PTI.

The trio, students of a private engineering college, were arrested on Saturday for raising pro-Pakistan slogans and posting it on social media on the first anniversary of the Pulwama terrorist attack that killed 40 CRPF soldiers.

They were released on Sunday on executing a bond under Section 169 of the Criminal Procedure Code (release of accused when evidence deficient).

Police had come under flak for releasing the youth. They said the trio were apprehended this morning and taken to court, which remanded them to judicial custody till 2 March.

The action came after members of right-wing outfits staged demonstrations outside the police station on Sunday. Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik was among those who flayed police for releasing the youth who, he alleged, demonstrated their "anti-India vitriol" on the first anniversary of the Pulwama attack.

Police said Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai too spoke to higher police officials about the case.

The three students were reportedly manhandled by a mob at the court.

Meanwhile, Ashok Anvekar, a member of the Hubli Bar Association, said they had decided none from the bar would appear as counsel for the three Kashmiri students.

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