Pak flag hoisted in Karnataka town on New Year

Last Updated: Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 18:29

Bijapur: Tension prevailed in Sindgi
town near here after it came to the notice of locals that a
Pakistani flag had been hoisted on the premises of the
Tahsildar`s office on Sunday, police said.

Soon after receiving the message, police went to the town,
about 60 km from here, and seized it from the flag-pole, SP
Rajappa said.

An irate mob pelted stones at two buses and showed signs
of intensifying the protest. However, police brought the
situation under control, he said, adding the situation was now
peaceful.

The flag was hoisted at midnight while people were
celebrating new year in the town, Rajappa said and added that
locals allegedly tried to manhandle him as well.

Police have taken some persons into custody for inquiry
and but no arrest had been made, he said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 18:29

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