A businessman from Bareilly is the subject of a police complaint after photos of him sporting the Pakistan cricket team’s jersey at a recent India-Pakistan match in Dubai went popular on social media. The businessman is a representative of a right-wing organization.
However, the businessman’s family members have asserted that the decision to wear the Pakistani team’s shirt was only a prank.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Bareilly Satyarth Aniruddha Pankaj told PTI on August 31: “The matter has been brought to our attention, however because the occurrence occurred outside the nation, further action would be done in accordance with directives from the government.
Pictures of Sanyam Jaiswal, a resident of Civil Lines in Bareilly, standing outside the stadium in Dubai wearing the jersey of the Pakistani team have gone viral on social media platforms. The pictures have angered a section of people back home. Jaiswal’s family members said the he arrived late at the stadium on Sunday and could not find a jersey of the Indian team. He then decided to buy the Pakistani jersey instead.
They said Jaiswal had a plan to shout “Hindustan zindabad” donning the Pakistani jersey during the match. Meanwhile, Himanshu Patel, an office-bearer of the Bareilly Gaurakhsa Prakosth, has sent a complaint to the Bareilly SSP, the inspector general of police and the additional director general of police, Bareilly zone, seeking action against Jaiswal.
In a video statement released from his native place in Pilibhit, the father of the businessman, Satish Jaiswal, said, “We are a family of patriots. I do not know what has my son done and under what conditions but if his actions have hurt anyone, I seek an apology with folded hands. His intentions were not to hurt anyone.”