GUWAHATI: A 23-year-old boy, hailing from Tripura’s Khowai district was arrested on Saturday from Mysore in Karnataka, on sedition charge for allegedly uploading “a-national” video in Facebook, regarding the Pulwama terror attack.
An official statement said Pramesh Debabarma was arrested after a case was registered at Champahour police station in Khowai district under Section 124 (A) and 120 (B) IPC.
He had uploaded a video clip in Facebook soon after the Pulwama incident in Kashmir on February 14. The contents of the video echoed anti-India sentiment and amounted to sedition. Matter was verified by Champahour police station and a suo-moto complaint was registered. During investigation, it was found that the accused person is working in Mysore for quite sometime. With the approval of DGP, Tripura, a team of Khowai district police was deputed to Mysore and he was arrested from a hotel today afternoon, the statement said.
“During preliminary interrogation, the accused confessed to have committed the crime,” it claimed. He was produced before in a court at Mysore with a prayer for transit remand for bringing him to Khowai, Tripura.
Meanwhile, Assam police have also arrested at least 15 youths for allegedly posting “anti-national” posts in social media since the Pulwama incident. At least 19 cases has been registered so far, cabinet minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday.
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