BDO booked for showing disrespect to tri-colour

Kendrapara: A block development officer in Odisha has been booked for allegedly showing disrespect to the national flag during a Republic Day function in the district, police said today.

When BDO of Garadpur, B C Mohanty, was trying to hoist the flag during the Republic Day function, it did not unfurled properly.

The flag came off post and subsequently fell on the ground, they said.

A case was registered against Mohanty after a villager Ganeswar Kundu, lodged an FIR in this regard, Sub-Divisional Police Officer Nrusingha Charan Swain said.

The case was registered under provisions of the Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act, 1971 and Flag Code, 2002, the SDPO added.