Black flags inscribed with words 'IS NE' found in Assam, panic over its resemblance with Islamic State

Residents of Assam`s Goalpara town on Wednesday found black flags inscribed with the words "IS NE" on a tree on the Brahmaputra river resulting in fear and panic that it was of the Islamic State terror group.

Black flags inscribed with words 'IS NE' found in Assam, panic over its resemblance with Islamic State

Guwahati: Residents of Assam`s Goalpara town on Wednesday found black flags inscribed with the words "IS NE" on a tree on the Brahmaputra river resulting in fear and panic that it was of the Islamic State terror group.

"I come to this area regularly for walks. I spotted three black flags flown atop a tree with `IS NE` inscribed on it. I called up the police immediately," said a resident.

The police however, said the flags do not resemble those of the terror group. "The flags do not resemble those of the IS. What we seized are black flags. The words were hand painted. There are also some Urdu or Arabic words inscribed on it," Goalpara Superintendent of Police Amitabh Sinha told IANS.

"It is a miscreant activity and we have started our investigation to catch the culprits," he added.

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