ISLAMABAD: An Indian politician, belonging to Samajwadi Party (SP) was booked in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district of India for raising slogans in favour of Pakistan and against Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, police said.
The Samajwadi Party leader, Mehmood Alam, a resident of Jhinjhana town, was arrested on the Meerut-Karnal highway, KMS reported.
He raised objections and resisted his arrest. When overpowered by six police constables, he started raising pro-Pakistan and anti-Narendra Modi slogans, police claimed.
“The Samajwadi Party leader started shouting on top of his voice `Pakistan Zindabad’ and `Narendra Modi Murdabad,” an official said.
The top officials ordered stringent action against the leader and sedition charges were added to the initial challan. Station House Officer (SHO), BP Yadav, and the constables on duty were then asked by high-ups to ensure that the case was “properly followed in courts as per the law”, a police official was quoted as saying.
However, locals were of the view that the Samajwadi Party leader, Mehmood Alam, was popular for his welfare activities for the people which the BJP-led government in New Delhi could not tolerate and hence dumped him in jail on fake charges.