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Cricket fan arrested for hoisting Indian flag on rooftop in Pakistan

A Pakistan fan of Indian batsman Virat Kohli was arrested on Tuesday for hoisting an Indian flag on his rooftop in Punjab.

The guy identified as Umar Draz from Okara district of Punjab province, about 200 km from Lahore. Accused was arrested by the police on a complaint as the law enforcement officials raided his home.

“We raided the house of Umar Draz and remove the Indian flag from his rooftop,” said a police official Muhammad Jamil.

According to Jamil, the police registered a case under the Maintenance of Public Order and arrested Draz. Police presented him in court on the same day and Draz was remanded into police custody.

When asked why he had hoisted an Indian flag on top of his home, accused said “I am a big fan of Virat Kohli. I support the Indian team because of Kohli. Hoisting of Indian flag on the rooftop of house only shows my love for the Indian cricketer.”

Draz apologized for the act and said he did not know it was a crime. He urged the authorities to pardon him as he was an Indian cricketer’s fan and not as spy.

Police also found posters of Kohli pasted on the walls of Draz’s house.

Neo Monitoring Desk

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