Two held for hoisting flag ‘disrespectfully’

Two held for hoisting flag ‘disrespectfully’

Police arrested two individuals for hoisting the national flag in ‘a disrespectful manner’ atop a building in Marathahalli, southeast Bengaluru.

On May 8, the tricolour was hoisted on the terrace of a paying guest digs on a PVC pipe, the police said.

Mohammad Jaffar and Robin Saud, owners of the paying guest accommodation in Marathahalli, have been detained for questioning. Police received a message that the national flag was hoisted ‘in a disrespectful way’ on a building’s terrace. On inspection, they found the flag faded and soiled in the recent rains. Jaffar and Saud told the police that they found the flag abandoned on the roadside.

They picked it up, washed it and hoisted it on the terrace, the police quoted them as saying. The two were booked under section 2 of the Prevention of Insult to National Honours Act, 1971.