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Updated January 24th, 2024 at 22:51 IST

Mumbai: FIR Against 3 For Removing Lord Ram Flags on Consecration Day From Housing Society

A senior police official of the Mumbai Police that the three accused were booked on the charge of promoting enmity between different groups.

Reported by: Digital Desk
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Mumbai police registered an FIR against three for removing Lord Ram flags from a housing society on consecration day | Image:PTI/ Representational
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Mumbai: A case has been registered against a housing society secretary and two others for allegedly removing saffron flags placed at the entrance of the building hailing the Lord Ram temple consecration in Ayodhya. A senior police official of the Mumbai Police that the three accused were booked on the charge of promoting enmity between different groups.

The police however stated that no arrest has been made in the matter as yet and any action in the matter will be taken after an inquiry.

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A complaint was lodged with Bhoiwada police station on Monday against the secretary of Siddhi Ahmed Cooperative Society situated in the Parel area and two others, the official said.

Flags were allegedly removed on the same from society

The complainant, who is a resident of the society, and others had organized a sweet distribution program on Monday afternoon, the day when the idol of Lord Ram was consecrated in the Ayodhya temple.

Residents of the building had placed saffron flags with the ‘Jai Shriram’ slogan displaying Lord Ram's picture, at the entrance of the building, the official said.

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"The complainant noticed in the evening that the flags were removed. He and his friends approached the building secretary to check CCTV footage, but he refused to oblige," he said.

The complainant then approached the police and lodged a complaint suspecting that the flags were removed by two unidentified persons on the instructions of the secretary.

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A case was registered under section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language etc) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code, the official said, adding that a probe is underway.
 

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Published January 24th, 2024 at 22:51 IST

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