Pune: Indian Railways Ticket Collector Booked for Raising Pro-Pakistan Slogans During Event to Pay Tribute to 40 Pulwama CRPF Martyrs
A file photo of Pulwama attack on Thursday.

Pune, February 15: The Western Railways on Friday suspended Junior Ticket Collector, Kumar Upendra Bahadur Singh, for allegedly raising pro-Pakistan slogans during an event to pay tribute to CRPF jawans who lost their lives in Pulwama attack. Pune police have lodged arrested the junior ticket collector under IPC section 153(B) for promoting disharmony.

According to the police officials, the incident took place in Pune where people gathered to pay tribute to the 40 CRPF martyrs who sacrificed their lives to secure the country’s men and women. During the event, Singh allegedly raised pro-Pakistan slogans and created anger among the people present, and they registered their rage against him. Pulwama Terror Attack: Message to Observe Bharat Bandh to Pay Tribute to CRPF Martyrs Goes Viral, Trader Association Calls Complete Shutdown in Jaipur.

Taking cognisance of the matter, the Pune Rural Police has arrested Singh immediately and put him behind bars, charging him under IPC section 153(B). The section deals with the offence of promoting disharmony, enmity or feelings of hatred between different groups on the grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc. and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony. He has also been suspended from Indian Railways.

Earlier in the day, the mortal remains of 40 martyred bravehearts of CRPF personnel arrived at the Palam airport in the national capital. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and other Union Minister paid their tributes during the wreath-laying ceremony. Congress president Rahul Gandhi too paid the last tribute. CRPF Jawans Wreath-Laying Ceremony: PM Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Rahul Gandhi and Others Pay Last Respect to 40 Martyred Bravehearts of Pulwama Terror Attack in Delhi.

Among other prominent leaders and prominent dignitaries who paid last respect to the martyrs include Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the three defence chiefs – Army, Navy and Air Force.