Students held on sedition charge freed

Students held on sedition charge freed

The Telegraph

Three Kashmiri engineering students, arrested on sedition charges in Karnataka's Hubli district, were released on a bond under Section 169 of the CrPC, police said on Sunday.

The three students of a private engineering college in Hubli were arrested on Saturday after a purported video clip they had recorded showed them chanting "Pakistan zindabad".

Police arrested the students after some Right-wing activists staged a protest at the KLE Institute of Technology.

The three, all BTech students of civil engineering, were released after they executed the bond agreeing to turn up whenever they are summoned, Hubli-Dharwad police commissioner R. Dilip told PTI.

Section 169 of the CrPC is involved when the investigating officer is of the view that there was no sufficient evidence to produce an accused before a court for remand.

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