Muzzafarnagar police arrested a 33-year-old man Wednesday afternoon for allegedly using a Tricolour to protect his rented home from the rain in Rampuri area under Kotwali Police station. Police said Shiv Sena activists informed them of a man named Shahrukh who “disrespected” the national flag.
“We also arrested him under the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act,1971. He has been booked under section 2(g) [using the National Flag as a receptacle for receiving, delivering or carrying anything] and will be sent to jail soon,” said Anil Kaparwan, in-charge of Kotwali police station.
When contacted, Lalit Mohan Sharma, the West UP chief of the Shiv Sena, said his outfit will never tolerate “desecration” of the national flag. “We raised a demonstration outside Shahrukh's place when he refused to remove the canopy. We continued to protest for nearly one hour which forced senior police officers to reach there and force him to remove the canopy,” Sharma told over the phone.
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