Police arrest 4 for waving saffron flags inside premises of Taj Mahal after video goes viral


The 4 belonged to a Hindu right-wing outfit known as the Hindu Jagran Manch. Police have registered a case in opposition to them.

On Monday, the police arrested 4 members of a Hindutva group after a video of them waving a flag on the premises of the Taj Mahal in Agra went viral, in line with a number of media reviews.

The viral video, which has not been independently verified by Firstpost, purportedly exhibits three males unfurling and waving the saffron flags throughout the Taj Mahal complicated as a fourth particular person information them.

Here’s the viral video, as per TOI:


Inspector Umesh Chandra Tripathi, Tajganj Police Station, informed PTI three individuals waved flags on the Taj Mahal complicated beneath the management of right-wing chief Gaurav Thakur. Police have registered a case in opposition to them, he added.


The males are from an organisation known as the Hindu Jagran Manch and Thakur is the district president of their youth wing, as per The Quint.


As per The Times of IndiaCISF personnel deployed on the historic constructing apprehended them after which they have been handed over to police.

Speaking to TOI, CISF Commandant (Taj Mahal), Rahul Yadav mentioned that the lads have been concerned in related incidents final yr as properly. “Our security personnel use metal detectors for frisking visitors but small pieces of clothes can’t be detected,” he added. “Selfie sticks are allowed and they used it for hoisting these cloth flags.”

On the CISF’s criticism, a case was filed in opposition to them beneath Section 153A (selling enmity between completely different teams on floor of faith) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 7 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act.

With inputs from PTI

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