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UP man held, charged with sedition for ‘Pak flag’ hoisting

Police said the accused Salman Ahmed was produced before a local court which sent him to judicial custody.

In charge of Gangoh police station Jaswinder Singh said, “An FIR has been registered against six students under section 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) of the Indian Penal Code.” (File)

A 21-year-old was arrested for allegedly hoisting Pakistan’s national flag atop his house in Bedupura village under Taryan Sujan police station area in Kushinagar district on Saturday.

Police said the accused, Salman Ahmed, was produced before a local court which sent him to judicial custody. “During questioning, Salman said he didn’t have any specific motive behind hosting Pakistan’s national flag and said it was a mistake…,” police said.

An FIR was lodged on charges of sedition and promoting enmity between two groups against Salman and his aunt Shehnaz at Taryan Sujan police station.

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First published on: 14-08-2022 at 01:39:48 am
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