Sedition Case: 3 Engineering Students From Kashmir Re-Arrested

Three Kashmiri students studying at KLE college in Hubballi were arrested after a video went viral on social media. (Screen grab)

HUBBALLI (KARNATAKA) –  Barely a day after they were granted bail, three Kashmiri engineering students here facing sedition charges were re-arrested on Monday after protests by a right wing group against the police for releasing them on execution of a bond under Section 169 of CrPC.

The trio, students of a private engineering college here, were arrested on Saturday for allegedly raising anti-national slogans and posting it on social media on the first anniversary of the suicide attack that left scores of CRPF soldiers dead at Pulwama in Kashmir.

They were let off on Sunday execution of a bond under Section 169 of CrPC.

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

The police had come under severe criticism from right wing groups for releasing the youths on Sunday.

According to police sources, they were apprehended in this morning and taken to court.

The action came after members of right wing organisations staged demonstrations outside the police station on Sunday.

Sri Ram Sena 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.”

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

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