5 youths tore national flag in Rajasthan

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016,15:36 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Jaipur | Five youths including two minors allegedly tore the national flag which was unfurled in a government school on Republic Day in Bichoon town, nearly 50 kms from here, police said today. Three of the accused, identified as Mustaq Ali (20), Akbar Ali (18) and Firoz Ali (18), were most likely taking some drug and used the fabric of the National Flag after taking it down last evening, SP Jaipur (Rural) Rameshwar Singh, who interrogated the boys, said today.

Two minors, aged 13 and 14 years, who were wandering there, also picked up some portion of the flag and damaged it, he said. Acting on information by locals, a case was registered against them under the relevant sections of the Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act 1971 with Phulera police, Additional SP Dudu Sanjay Gupta said. The accused youths were arrested last night, the ASP said, adding the minors were also detained.