Kashmiri students booked for celebrating Pakistan's T20 WC win against India move Allahabad HC for bail

New Delhi:

Three Kashmiri students, who were earlier arrested on sedition charges for allegedly raising pro-Pakistan slogans after its victory against India in a T20 Cricket World Cup match, moved the Allahabad High Court with their bail pleas.

According to Live Law, the three students — Arsheed Yusuf, Inayat Altaf Sheikh and Showkat Ahmed Ganai — were arrested by Agra Police on October 27. All of them are students of an engineering college in Agra.

They were earlier booked under Section 124 A (sedition), 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups) and 505 (1)(B) (with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public, or to any section of the public) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and 66-F of the Information Technology Act for allegedly sending WhatsApp messages “against the country” after the match.

As per the report, the applicants have moved directly to the High Court with their bail plea and they did not move any application before the Agra Court as lawyers’ association in Agra refused to represent them.

Besides the bail plea, they have also moved an application seeking transfer of the trial of the case from Agra to Mathura Judgeship.


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