A Sikh activist, who tried to hoist the nationwide flag atop the PDP office right here throughout a protest towards remarks by its chief Mehbooba Mufti on the tricolour, was detained by police on Tuesday, officers stated. On October 24, Amandeep Singh had hoisted the nationwide flag on the boundary wall close to the principle entrance of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) office and a day later, he together with some youths tried to hoist it on the social gathering’s headquarters, however have been stopped by police.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Jammu, Sridhar Patil confirmed Singh’s detention.
He has been detained underneath another case and never for disturbance to legislation and order, the officer stated.
Police, nonetheless, didn’t give particulars of the fees towards the Sikh activist.
Singh has been both booked for violation of COVID-19 protocols and the Disaster Management Act or for trespass, sources stated.
While the activist was being shifted in a car, he instructed reporters that he’s being “arrested” by police underneath strain from the PDP.
Led by the station home officer of Gandhinagar, a police group raided Singh’s home at Sanjay Nagar and took him within the presence of journalists.
Singh’s father, who rushed to the Gandhinagar police station following the police motion, instructed reporters that he was not being allowed to satisfy his son.
“They are not allowing me to meet my son. I have the right to know under which case they have booked my son. This is the worst state of rule in which patriots and nationalists unfurling the tricolour are being sent to jail,” his father stated.
Singh’s spouse alleged that “this is the treatment given to nationalist and patriotic people in Jammu.” “Is this a lesson for being a nationalist and hoisting the national flag,” she requested.
Protests have been staged outdoors the PDP officer final month after Mehbooba, a former chief minister, stated she is just not concerned with contesting elections or holding the tricolour until the constitutional adjustments enforced on August 5 final 12 months are rolled again.
She had stated she would maintain the nationwide flag solely when the separate flag of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir is restored.
The Centre on August 5 final 12 months had abrogated the erstwhile state’s particular standing and bifurcated it into union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
Following the PDP chief’s statements, the BJP had accused her of constructing “seditious remarks” and had demanded her arrest.