Bongaigaon Police
The persons who have been apprehended by Bongaigaon Police.

The Bongaigaon Police apprehended a total of 6 persons including two women for showing disrespect to India’s national flag by using it on the dining table.

The apprehension of the five accused has been confirmed by the Bongaigaon Police while sharing a picture on its Twitter handle on Saturday.

According to Bongaigaon Police, the apprehended persons “dishonoured the Indian national flag by using on dining table” on May 14, 2021 in the house of one Rejina Parvin Sultana at Tengnamari village in Abhayapuri.

The police have apprehended Rejina Parvin Sultana along with 5 other persons who had enjoyed a party on May 14, 2021.

According to sources, the police acted on the basis of a photograph shared on the Facebook where eight people are seen having party on a dining table where the tricolour was used as a table cloth.

Bongaigaon Police said a case has been registered against the six apprehended people for necessary action.

“The persons who dishonoured the Indian national flag by using on dining table on 14/5/2021 in the house of Miss Rejina Parvin Sultana of Tengnamari village of Abhayapuri along with 5 others have been apprehended and a Case has been registered for necessary legal action,” Bongaigaon Police tweeted.

The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 is an Act of the Parliament of India which prohibits the desecration of or insult to India’s national symbols, including the National Flag, the Constitution, the National Anthem and map of India including contempt of Indian constitution.

The Act is applied in all cases where a case of insult to national honour, through disrespect to national symbols, is reported, public or not, as well as intentional or otherwise.

Whoever in any public place or in any other place within public view burns, mutilates, defaces, defiles, disfigures, destroys, tramples upon or otherwise shows disrespect to or brings into contempt (whether by words, either spoken or written, or by acts) the Indian National Flag shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 3 years, or with fine, or with both.

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