Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh: National flag falls off during Republic Day function, head constable suspended

A head constable was suspended following the falling of national tri-color off the flagpole at the flag hoisting ceremony on the occasion of Republic Day at IG park in the state capital, Itanagar.

The incident occurred when the rope of the flag’s khadi broke after the Governor BD Mishra pulled it. Assistant Deputy Commissioner and flag keeper were then asked to hold the flag for the salute by the Governor.

The Chief Secretary Gopal said, “The flag rope was found broken and the flagpole crashed into the ground, which caused great embarrassment to the governor and his government, besides inflicting insult on the national flag”.

The police department suspended the head constable Taja Maying after the incident. Maying who is a native of Taliha circle, Upper Subansiri district, has been in service at the state Police department for more than 25 years.

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