Srinagar: Inspired by Kashmiris to unfurl Pakistani flags to anger the government, a Kanpur man on Friday marked an unusual protest, a media report said. Miffed by his inflated electricity bill, Chandrapal Singh, 36, from Sisamau area of Kanpur district unfurled a Pakistani flag on his terrace, knowing that he would be slapped with a sedition case, the report added.
He was arrested on Friday after he unfurled the Pakistan flag on his terrace as part of his protest against the government and district administration, the report said, adding the police has booked him under sedition charges. The suspect complained of excessive house, electricity and water bills and was fed up of making rounds at the offices of the authorities concerned who were not paying any heed to his complaints, the report added.
The local police took notice of the unique protest after members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal staged demonstration outside the Chandrapal’s house, the report said.
SHO of the Sisamau police station Dharmendra Singh told a newspaper that an FIR under sections 124-A (sedition) and 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) of the IPC had been filed against Chandrapal, who had been sent to jail.
“The accused claimed that he wanted to attract the government and administration toward him so that he can share his plight with them. He had issues related to house, water and power bills,” the report quoted SHO to have said.