Youth arrested for wearing Pakistan jersey in Assam

Youth arrested for wearing Pakistan jersey in Assam

Shahid Afridi
MOHALI, INDIA – MARCH 22: (EDITORS NOTE: This Image was processed using digital filters) A detailed view of the bag and shirt of Shahid Afridi, Captain of Pakistan. (Photo by Jan Kruger-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

An Assam youth has been arrested by local police for wearing Pakistan jersey. The man, a Shahid Afridi fan, was taken into custody after a complaint by the youth wing of BJP. Subsequently, a FIR under section 120 (B), 294 of the Indian Penal Code was filed against him.

“Assam youth, a Shahid Afridi fan arrested for wearing Pakistan Jersey after a complaint by youth wing of BJP. FIR registered u/s120(B),294 IPC”

Last year in Pakistan, a Virat Kohli fan, Umar Diraz, was arrested cheering for India and raising an Indian flag over the top of his house. The locals weren’t amused by his antics and immediately informed the police who arrested him. Upon inspection, it was revealed that he turned out to be a staunch Virat Kohli fan and had posters of the Indian Test skipper all over his residence.

This incident happened on January 26. The police said that it was “against the ideology of Pakistan”. The arrest took place at Draz’s home at the Okara district, approximately 200 Km from Lahore.

Draz, a tailor by profession, was produced before a district court and was sent to jail on judicial remand. He was later sentenced to 10 years in jail under section 123-A of Pakistan Penal Code (acts of damaging the sovereignty of the country) and 16 Maintenance of Public Order.

His legal counsel Aamir Bhatti later filed a bail plea. However, a magistrate Aneeq Anwer rejected his bail plea on February 18. Later, a fresh bail plea was filed in the court of additional district and sessions judge Asadullah Siraj. On Friday, the court admitted Draz’s bail plea and ordered him to furnish a surety bond of Rs 50,000.