Four youths burnt the Indian national flag and raised anti-national slogans in order to get quick fame.
Bengaluru: In a bid to reach quick fame, four youths burnt the Indian national flag and raised anti-national slogans, to be uploaded on TikTok, reports a popular website.
The incident reportedly took place at Bazarkhala area of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
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The police have arrested one of them who appears to be a minor.
The website adds that an FIR, under stringent IPC sections 124 (A), 153 (A), 504, 505 (1) (B) (2), 352, 325, 506 and Rashtriya Gaurav Insult Prevention Act 2, has been registered in Bazarkhala police station, against the accused. It further adds that during interrogation, the minor admitted of burning the India flag and raising anti-national slogans. He said that they were doing so to make the video go viral on the popular Chinese social media app.
As per the website, it was a person by name Ravikant Singh who confronted the four youths, while they attacked him. It is reported that seeing the commotion, another man named Rupesh Gupta intervened. Ravikant and Rupesh managed to catch the minor boy while the other three fled. A crowd also gathered there shortly and took the minor to Bazarkhala police station, where the police took him into custody and lodged a complaint against all the four youths based on Ravikant Singh’s complaint.
It is reported that people from a particular community gathered outside the police station and stated a dharna in order to get the minor released. But it is stated that the police sought additional forces to thwart any attempts of vandalism and did not yield to the demands of the crowd.
The search for the remaining three has intensified.
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Last Updated Jun 22, 2020, 6:34 PM IST