Kashmir students’ sedition case: K’taka police books group for assaulting trio
Bengaluru, Feb 19: The Karnataka Police on Wednesday registered a suo motu case against members of pro-Hindu outfits for assaulting three Kashmiri engineering students, who were charged with sedition. Members of several pro-Hindu outfits had gathered outside the sessions court in Hubballi on Tuesday and assaulted the students who were produced before the magistrate.
Vidyanagar Police have registered a case against 10 to 15 unidentified persons
under sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting), 323 (voluntarily causing
hurt), 355 (assault to dishonor a person) and 149 (unlawful assembly with
common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
Tuesday morning, the Hubballi Rural Police brought in the three Kashmiri
students from KLE Institute of Technology to the court but members of various
pro-Hindu groups including Bajrang Dal attacked the three students. The
students had been arrested after they made a selfie video in which they were
alleged to have made pro-Pakistan comments.
the three accused persons were being brought out of the court hall, around 10
to 15 people gathered around the police. They began shouting at the three
students saying they were traitors. The mob began punching the accused and some
of them began hitting them with slippers,” the FIR states.
three students were rushed outside by the police and taken out in a police
vehicle. Vidyanagar police officials say that the mob stopped the police van
and refused to let it move from the court premises.
officers had to ward them off. They stopped police from performing their duty,”
the Vidyanagar Police said.
far, no arrests have been made and the investigators say that they are in the
process of gathering videos to identify the suspects. “We have to find out
which organisations they are affiliated to. We don’t know that yet. Preliminary
investigation shows that members of Bajrang Dal were there. We have to see if
its members were involved in assault,” the Vidyanagar Police said. (Courtesy: