An FIR on charges of “treason” has been registered against 10 youths after they allegedly wore Pakistan cricket team t-shirts during a religious procession in a village, leading to tension in the area.
“An FIR on charges of treason has been registered against 10 youths at Kubersthan police station here last evening,”
Superintendent of Police Lalit Kumar Singh said over phone from Kushinagar.
Tension gripped Kalyan Chhapar village after the youths were seen participating in the procession on November 4 wearing Pakistan cricket team t-shirts. This was opposed by some locals, who later informed the police.
After the intervention of police, the youths removed their t-shirts. Heavy police force was deployed in the area to prevent any untoward incident.
“Further probe in the matter has been handed over to Additional SP Chandraprakash Shukla as it could have created a major law and order problem had the police not intervened timely,” Singh said.
Meanwhile, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath demanded strict action against those involved in the act.