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15 arrested in India for celebrating Pakistan’s Champions Trophy victory

NEW DELHI: Police in Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have arrested fifteen Muslims and filed sedition charges against them for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory against India in the Champions Trophy. 

The fifteen people were arrested on Monday evening on charges of shouting slogans in favour of Pakistan and bursting crackers, Hindustan Times reported.

The incident occurred in Mohad, nearly 24 km from the Burhanpur district headquarter. The accused would be produced before the court on Tuesday.

Sanjay Pathak, inspector of Shahpur police station, told Hindustan Times on phone that a local resident identified as Subhash complained that some people shouted slogans in favour of Pakistan and burst crackers after Pakistan handed India a 180-run defeat in the finals on Sunday.

“Following the complaint we investigated the matter and found that 15 people were involved in it. By Monday late evening we arrested all 15 people”, he added. Pathak said the 15 people were booked under 120B (punishment for criminal conspiracy )and 124A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code.

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