A man from Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur, who was arrested for sharing pro-Pakistan content on his WhatsApp status after defeating India in a T20 World Cup match, was granted bail on Wednesday.
According to the police, a case was registered against two people for allegedly praising the Pakistani team after their victory over India in the match. An FIR was registered against him at a police station in Saharanpur on November 2.
“We received a complaint against two people who shared pro-Pakistan content on their WhatsApp status after the match. One accused has been arrested while the other is absconding. Further investigation is pending,” said Mohammad Rizwan, circle officer of the local police station.
According to the police, complainant Atul Saini alleged: “As soon as Pakistan won, some people in the country got involved in anti-national activities. Some people celebrated the victory of Pakistan, which is against the country. Both the accused celebrated Pakistan’s victory with a photo on their WhatsApp status.
Police said an FIR has been registered under section 66 of the IT Act and section 295 of the IPC (desecrating a place of worship).
Both the 20-year-old accused run a watch shop.