Bihar minors among 8 held for sedition, attempt to promote disharmony

Police in Bihar’s Rohtas district on Monday arrested eight people, including five minors, on the charges of sedition and attempt to promote disharmony after a video that went viral on social media showed them playing an “anti-national song” at a function.

Three of those arrested had been identified as Mohammad Raza Khan, organiser of the function, DJ music system operator Ashish Kumar and driver Mukesh Kumar, the police said.

The police said the video was shot during the event organised on the occasion of Eid festival on Friday in Dhoosh locality of Nasriganj police station area of Rohtas district. The video went viral after it was posted on social media on Saturday.

The video showed hundreds of people dancing near a small decorated stage to the “the anthem of the terror outfits in Pakistan”, being played on the DJ music system. The participants were also seen raising slogans in favour of Pakistan and terrorist organisations, the police added.

Confirming the arrests, Rohtas superintendent of police (SP) Satyaveer Singh said the video clip had been sent for forensic examination. “Authenticity of the clip would be confirmed only after forensic report,” he said.

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