The Ghaziabad police on Tuesday lodged an FIR against two persons on charges of sedition, criminal intimidation and voluntary causing hurt for allegedly chanting anti-India slogans. The incident happened when the duo got into an altercation with a group of people celebrating ‘Shaurya Divas’ in support of the Indian Army at Mariam Nagar in Ghaziabad.
The officials from Sihani Gate police station said that the accused — Abdul Wahid, 30, and Mohammed Qadir, 23 — were booked following a complaint lodged by members of Rachnatmak Sahyog Manch (RASAM) on Tuesday afternoon.
“We were hailing the Indian Army as Pakistan leaders had called for observance of ‘Black day’ to protest against recent killings in J&K. The two men arrived on a bike and started shooting video of our program. When we raised slogans ‘Hindustan Zindabad,’ they raised anti-India slogans and hailed Pakistan,” Sandeep Tyagi, a member from RASAM said.
The police said that both men are from Meerut and currently living in Ghaziabad.
“Prima facie, the pro Pakistan slogans were raised by the duo and they admitted it. A further investigation is being conducted on anti-India slogans allegedly raised by the two men,” Manish Mishra, circle officer (city), said.