New Delhi: Each individual is taught right from childhood to respect the national flag. Any disrespect or contempt shown to the Tricolour can land you in jail for three years. In an apparent disrespect of the flag, a 52-year-old man was spotted using national flag to clean his two-wheeler.
The incident took place in northeast Delhi’s Bhajanpura area, and the man is a resident of North Ghonda area. In the video, the man is seen cleaning and dusting his white scooter with a folded flag. The matter came to the fore after a purported video of the incident, shot by locals, was uploaded on social media, and sparked outrage. One user commented, “One has to be absolutely lunatic to do this or absolute terrorist level of hate for your own country . Who is this guy .”
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After the video went viral, Delhi police filed an FIR against the person, “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,” said a senior police officer. The flag used by the person and his scooty have also been recovered, he said.
“The accused has been asked to join the investigation. He said it wasn’t deliberate and he did it by mistake. We are still asking him to join the probe and attend the court hearings when called,” the officer said.