‘Pro-Pakistan social media posts’: Karnataka schoolteacher arrested for sedition

Updated - November 28, 2021 09:22 am IST

Published - February 17, 2019 10:34 pm IST - Belagavi

The Belagavi police in Karnataka have arrested a schoolteacher on sedition charge.

This comes after allegations that she shared some pro-Pakistan posts on social media.

The teacher from Kadabi Shivapur village near Saundatti was arrested on Saturday after someone noticed her posts on WhatsApp and informed the police. Three hours later, as news spread, some miscreants tried to set fire to her house. “We came to know about the posts around five in the evening. Within an hour the woman was traced and arrested. The accused has been booked under Sections 124 and 124A of the IPC,” Sudheer Kumar Reddy, Superintendent of Police, said.

The teacher was produced in a local court on Sunday and remanded in judicial custody, the police said.

Six youths who set fire to the house have been arrested. A case has been registered at the Murgod police station.

Some Hindu and Kannada organisations took out a rally at Murgod, seeking the release of the arrested persons. The Murgod bandh called by some organisations was a partial success.

The teacher is the second person to be arrested in the State over similar comments on the suicide bomb attack.

(With PTI inputs)

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