Chandrapal Singh (36) from Sisamau area of Kanpur district was arrested on Friday after he unfurled the Pakistan flag on his terrace as part of his protest against the government and district administration. The accused, who has been booked under sedition charges, complained of excessive house, electricity and water bills and was fed up of making rounds at the offices of authorities concerned who were not paying any heed to his complaints.
The local police took suo motto cognizance of the matter after members of Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal staged demonstration outside accused’s house in Sisamau area under Sisamau police station.
Talking to Indian Express, SHO Sisamau police station Dharmendra Singh said that an FIR under sections 124-A (Sedition) and 153 (Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) IPC has been filed against Chandrapal, who has been sent to jail.
“The accused claimed that he wanted to attract the government and administration toward him so that he can share his plight with them. He had issues related to house, water and power bills,” added the SHO.