Man apprehended for using national flag to clean scooter in Delhi

A 52-year-old man was arrested for allegedly using national flag to clean his two-wheeler, police said on Wednesday

Man apprehended for using national flag to clean scooter in Delhi

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The incident took place in northeast Delhi’s Bhajanpura area, police said, adding that the person is a resident of North Ghonda area.

The matter came to the notice after a purported video of the incident, shot by locals, was shared on social media.

In the alleged video, the man is seen cleaning and dusting his white scooter with the national tricolour that is folded.

“In this matter, legal action has been initiated and a case has been registered under section 2 of Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act, 1971 at Bhajanpura police station”, stated a senior police officer.

The flag used by the person and his scooter have also been recovered, he said.

According to the officer, the accused has been asked to summon for the investigation. However, he said that it wasn’t intentional, and he did it by mistake. We are still asking him to join the investigation and attend the court hearings when called, the officer said.

(With inputs from PTI)

 

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