Three Kashmiri students, arrested for ‘pro-Pak’ slogans in video, released
16: Three Kashmiri engineering students, arrested on sedition charges in
Hubballi, were released after the execution of a bond under Section 169 of the
Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPc), police said on Sunday.
students from Kashmir, who were studying at an engineering college in Hubballi,
were arrested on Saturday on charges of sedition and attempt to disrupt
communal harmony, after a video in which they allegedly raised “Pro-Pakistan”
slogans went viral, leading to protests from Hindutva outfits.
The students were
released after they executed a bond under Section 169 of the CrPc, wherein they
come back whenever they are summoned, Hubballi-Dharwad Police Commissioner R.
Section 169 of
the CrPc is invoked when an investigating officer is of the view that
sufficient evidence is not available to produce an accused before a court for
Dilip said the
police were handling the matter sensitively because the case itself was
sensitive with national ramifications, which may lead to a media trial.