Twelve people have been held on bond for not standing up during the playing of the national anthem during an event in Srinagar in June.
Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha was also present in this program. The police gave this information on Thursday. Police said departmental action has also been initiated against the police ‘music band’ for not ensuring that everyone stands when the national anthem is played.
According to the police, 12 people have been ‘detained’ under sections 107 and 151 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). Both these sections empower the authorities to ask a person to sign a bond or to arrest or detain a person on suspicion of an offence.
According to officials, some people did not stand up when the national anthem was played during the closing ceremony of the ‘Pedal for Peace’ cycling event organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Police on June 25. He said the Jammu and Kashmir administration took a stern stand on the “insult” to the national anthem and launched an inquiry into the alleged violation.
The police had earlier reported that 14 people have been arrested and some police personnel have been suspended for disrespecting the national anthem, but later the Srinagar police denied the news in a tweet and said that it had violated the CrPC. 12 people have only been ‘detained’ under sections of IPC and not arrested.
Srinagar Police tweeted, ‘An unverified news is being circulated that 14 persons/policemen have been arrested/suspended for disrespecting the National Anthem. It is clarified that this news is completely wrong. He said that 12 people have been ‘detained’ under sections 107/151 of the CrPC.
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Twelve people have been held on bond under sections 107 and 151 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). Both these sections empower the authorities to ask a person to sign a bond or to arrest or detain a person on suspicion of an offence.