Published On: Sat, Aug 15th, 2015

2 cops suspended after Punjab Minister unfurls flag upside down

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In a major goof up during Independence day celebration, Bikram Singh Majithia a cabinet minister in the Punjab Government was left red faced after it was learnt that the tri color had been hoisted upside down.

Presiding over Independence Day ceremony at Guru Nanak Auditorium, the cabinet minister hoisted the flag upside down.Majithia along with Deputy Commissioner Ravi Bhagat and Commissioner Amritsar Police Jatinder Singh Aulakh even saluted the national flag upside down.
It was only after Majithia had delivered much part of his speech; the authorities realized the negligence and corrected the mistake.

Later talking to media Majithia first denied that the flag was unfurled upside down and shifted responsibility on district administration if there was a mistake. But later, Majithia took notice of the blunder which, by then, had caused much umbrage among people and ordered strict action against persons responsible for the goof up. Within an hour of completion of the function, district administration convened a press conference to inform that two policemen Varinder Singh and Gurmukh Singh had been suspended while recommendation had been given to take action against superintendent of police (headquarters).

Ravi Bhagat informed that a magisterial inquiry had also been ordered to investigate whether there was any connivance. The inquiry report would be given in two days time, he added.

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