In scenes mirroring images from Kashmir Valley, a group of people here celebrated Pakistan’s Champions Trophy win over India on Sunday by raising pro-Pak slogans and bursting firecrackers at public places.
As soon as police learnt about the development, they stepped up the security in the region to avoid any law and order problem. Police later registered a case on a complaint by one Subhash Laxman Koli and arrested 15 persons on Monday.
Shahpur police station in-charge Sanjay Pathak confirmed the news. "There was a complaint that these accused celebrated Pakistan's victory by bursting crackers and raising pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans.”
“The police booked the arrested persons, aged between 19 and 35, under the IPC sections of 124-A (sedition) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy),” he added.
The accused were produced in a local court which rejected their bail applications and sent them to jail. They were later taken to Khandwa district jail.
Pakistan’s national cricket team had on Sunday hammered India by 180 runs to lift the ICC Champions Trophy title in London.
India’s loss to Pakistan led to reports of widespread celebrations in parts of Kashmir on Sunday night. Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani even congratulated Pakistan on the victory. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, another separatist, was also seen celebrating outside his home.
“Fireworks all around, feels like an early Eid here,” Mirwaiz had tweeted.