Mangaluru: Two college students were arrested for posting pro-Pakistan slogans on WhatsApp during the India-Pakistan cricket match on March 19. They were released the same day upon executing a ‘good conduct’ bond, police said on Friday.
The incident occurred in Puttur Town near Mangaluru when one of the students of a local degree college had posted on a ‘WhatsApp’ group ‘Pakistan Ki Jai’, to which his classmates objected, they said.
The group stood divided over the statement as some objected to the post and others supported it.
Police said they took two college students into custody on Wednesday when the incident came to their notice and released them the same day.
The two were produced before an Executive Magistrate and asked to execute a bond of good conduct, they said, adding that they were released upon executing the bond.
Police, however, said prima facie they were mere comments, without any intention of sedition.
India won the match, which was played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, by six wickets.