Dalit Panthers' chief booked for dishonouring tricolour
By: Imran Gowhar Date: 2011-08-18 Place: Bangalore
Accused booked under the Flag Code of Law and National Honor Act for
leaving tricolour unattended all day after hoisting it in the morning
on Independence Day
The police have booked the local representative of a backward social
group in the city for disrespect to the national flag. Subbaraju,
president of Dalit Panthers was booked under the Flag Code of Law and
National Honor Act.
Deadline: As per rule, the tricolor hoisted in a public place should be
lowered by 6 pm Representation pic
The PSI of Sampigehalli police station, K T Nagaraju discovered the
offence during night rounds and had filed a complaint against
Subbaraju. The accused hoisted the tricolor at a public place on an
Independence Day function, which was attended by other members of his
"Shortly after the flag was hoisted, all the members left the venue.
As per rule, the tricolor hoisted in a public place should be lowered
by 6 pm. However, even after 7.30 pm the tricolor continued to flutter
on the flagpole and was left unattended," said Nagaraju.
The cop swung into action and lowered the tricolor with the help of a
few passers-by. "We are currently on the lookout for Subbaraju, who
has been absconding since," said Nagaraju.
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