Too close to the action: Pitch invaders during the 2nd T20I arrested by the police

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Team India picked up their first-ever T20 victory against the Proteas at home, but the clash was not devoid of drama as there were multiple incidents of pitch invasion. As a result of which the three invaders have been arrested by the police under multiple charges.

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There were incidents of pitch invading across both the innings in the PCA Stadium, Mohali. The first accused, Sandeep Kumar from Yamunapur is a huge fan of Virat Kohli and jumped the “A” Block barrier in a bid to meet his idol. Kumar managed to dodge a cop in his pursuit as well.

Meanwhile, the second person named Rajesh Kumar who hails from Churu, Rajasthan managed to cross the barrier on the “B” block to invade the pitch. Meanwhile, the final accused, Pawan Kumar from Mandi, Himachal Pradesh was seated in the member’s area and was also successful in evading the cops to make his way into the ground.

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The station sub-inspector Jagdeep Singh Brar stated that the accused have been booked under the sections which include obstructing public servants, criminal trespass and using criminal force to stop the police. “They have been remanded in 14-day judicial custody,” he added.

 

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