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Pakistani flag hoisted at Nalanda in Bihar creates furore

After Reports Of Hoisting A Flag Resembling The National Flag Of Pakistan At A House In Nalanda, District Officials Went Into A Tizzy Today. According To Reports, Private TV Channels Showed The Green Flag With Moon And Crescent Hoisted At The House Located In Kharadi Colony In Biharsharif, District Headquarters Of Nalanda.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 21 Jul 2016, 05:24:04 PM
Pak flag hoisted at a house in Nalanda (Source: Getty Images)

New Delhi :

After reports of hoisting a flag resembling the national flag of Pakistan at a house in Nalanda, district officials went into a tizzy today. According to reports,  private TV channels showed the green flag with moon and crescent hoisted at the house located in Kharadi colony in Biharsharif, district headquarters of Nalanda.

It is noteworthy that Nalanda is the home district of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. After the news of flag hoisting, Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) Sudhir Kumar and Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Saifur Rahman rushed to the spot and seized the flag from family members.

But the family had already removed the flag before officials reached the place. Later, the officials took the flag with them. SDO Sudhir Kumar said the matter is being investigated, including veracity of the flag, whether it was actually the national flag of Pakistan.

Soon after the news was flashed on TV channels, opposition attacked the Nitish Kumar government over the episode. Senior BJP leader C P Thakur demanded stern action into the matter.

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First Published : 21 Jul 2016, 04:15:00 PM