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Kerala BJP leader complains against Pakistan victory ‘celebrations’, 23 charged

Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs in the Champions Trophy final in London on June 18.

india Updated: Jun 21, 2017 13:14 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
PTI, Kasargod
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Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed holds the trophy as Pakistan players celebrate their win over India in the ICC Champions Trophy final in London on June 18.(AFP )

Twenty-three people, who allegedly celebrated Pakistan’s victory over India in the Champions Trophy cricket final, have been booked on various charges, including rioting and unlawful assembly, police said on Wednesday.

Cases have been registered against Razaq, Masood, Siraj and 20 others of Kumbadaje panchayat on a complaint from a local BJP leader Rajesh Shetty, they said.

This comes a day after 15 people were arrested and charged with sedition in Madhya Pradesh for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory.

In Kerala, police said, the group allegedly burst crackers and raised slogans in support of the Pakistani cricket team, which crushed India by 180 runs in the final at London on June 18 and lifted the coveted trophy.

Police said cases for offences, including punishment for unlawful assembly, rioting and negligent conduct with respect to explosive substances under the Indian Penal Code, had been registered against the 23 people.

No arrest has been made so far, police said, adding investigations were on to identify the 20 others.

First Published: Jun 21, 2017 13:12 IST