3 Kashmiri students re-arreste

TNN Bureau. Updated: 2/18/2020 9:24:34 AM Front Page

JAMMU: The three Kashmiri engineering students of a Karnataka college facing sedition charges were arrested again on Monday after protests broke out against the police for releasing them on execution of a bond under Section 169 of CrPC.
The trio was apprehended this morning and taken to court, which remanded them to judicial custody till March 2.
The trio, students of a private engineering college, was arrested on Saturday for raising pro-Pakistan slogans and posting it on social media on the first anniversary of the terrorist attack that left scores of CRPF soldiers dead at Pulwama in Kashmir.
They were let off on Sunday after 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 said.
The police had come under severe criticism 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 Sene 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.
The three students were reportedly manhandled by a mob at the court.
Meanwhile, Ashok Anvekar, a member of the Hubli Bar Association, said they had decided none from the bar would appear as counsel for the three Kashmiri students.

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