Updated: January 29, 2022 7:26:48 am
Eight people have been booked for allegedly disrespecting the national flag at a function at Tewda village in Muzaffarnagar on Republic Day. No arrests have been made. Police have also invoked the Epidemic Disease Act against the accused for alleged Covid violation.
Police learnt about the incident after a video was circulated on social media.
Station House Officer of Kakrauli Sunil Sharma said the accused, who work in the electricity department on contractual basis, hoisted the national flag on their office premises on Republic Day.
Police said the accused played music on a high volume and draped a three-wheeler with the Tricolour. In the video, the accused are seen sitting on the national flag and touching it with their legs, said Sharma.
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The accused have been identified as Shahnazar, Irshad, Shoban, Sadiq, Intasar, Isha and Asif (all from Kamehra village), and Gulshanawar from Kheda Firozabad village.
On the basis of an inquiry report submitted by sub-inspector Hari Raj Singh, an FIR was lodged against nine persons.
The case has been filed under IPC sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) and 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life). Police also invoked the Epidemic Disease Act, Disaster Management Act and Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971.
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