The police here have arrested three persons in connection with staging a procession wearing dress similar to that of the Army uniform as part of Milad-un-Nabi earlier this year.
The arrests of Arshad (27), Arif (27), and Junaid (28) were made during a police raid led by Kanhangad Circle Inspector K.V. Venugopal on Saturday, a senior police officer told The Hindu. The arrests were made under provisions of the Indian Penal Code including Section 124-A (sedition). A case was registered under Section 79 of the Kerala Police Act for taking out a procession without taking prior permission from the police.
The police had registered cases against 90 persons in three similar incidents in the Kanhangad police station limits, Mr. Venugopal said.
A similar procession was taken out at Parappa near here a week later despite a firm assurance from the community's leaders that no such unhealthy practices would be repeated.