School teacher arrested for trying to wipe face with flag

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016,11:22 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kannur | A teacher was arrested here Wednesday for allegedly insulting the national flag at a school in Kerala’s northern Kannur district.

According to the police, the incident occurred at Peace Public School, Pazhayangadi, on August 16. The schools of Arabic teacher Irfan Ali (36), hailing from Bihar, had allegedly crumbled the small flag in an attempt to wipe his face.

A case was registered against him under section 2 of the Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act after a student brought the matter to the notice of the school administration which, in turn, informed the police.

The accused has been lodged in prison for the non-bailable offence, police said.