The supplier in turn said the shoes were bought from Delhi. Police have said they will follow up on the lead. Photograph: (Others)
A case was filed against the shoe supplier in Rudrapur
In the middle of the India-China standoff over Doklam, Chinese shoes packed in boxes with the tricolour on them have created an uproar in Almora, Uttarakhand.
The shopkeeper -- Bishan Bora -- who found the shoes informed the police, and filed a case against the shoe supplier in Rudrapur.
ANI reported Almora Senior Superintendent of Police P Renuka Devi as saying putting shoes in boxes with the national flag on them was an insult to the tricolour.
Almora Senior Superintendent of Police P Renuka Devi said putting shoes in boxes with the national flag on them was an insult to the tricolour
ANI reported Udham Singh Nagar Senior Superintendent of Police Sadanand Date as saying the police questioned the owner of Tammana Traders -- the shoe supplier -- in Rudrapur who said he had bought the shoes from a distributor in Delhi and that he did not know their place of origin.
"We would be questioning the dealer in New Delhi to ascertain the origin of these shoes", ANI reported the SSP as saying.
ANI reported Bharatiya Janata Party district president of Almora Lalit Latwal as claiming that the administration swung into action after he intervened.
"As soon I received information about the consignment, I immediately requested administration to forfeit the boxes and act against those who are involved in insulting Indian flag. It looks like a bigger conspiracy. The party workers will keep an eye on the case until those culprits are not arrested," Latwal said.