Policemen’s families denounced for not standing for national anthem

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Published: January 15, 2018 12:23:23 AM

Family members of a few policemen today came in for criticism for not standing up during the national anthem at a passing out parade at the Subsidiary Training Centre here.

National Anthem, Mehbooba Mufti, Subsidiary Training CentreFamily members of a few policemen today came in for criticism for not standing up during the national anthem at a passing out parade at the Subsidiary Training Centre here. (Representative Image: IE)

Family members of a few policemen today came in for criticism for not standing up during the national anthem at a passing out parade at the Subsidiary Training Centre here. A video of the incident rocketed the Internet. It showed family members of a few policemen sitting in chairs even as others stood up for the national anthem. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was the chief guest at the attestation-cum-passing out parade of 911 recruit constables.

Director General of Police S P Vaid was in attendance at the event. A police official said: “We have taken note of the incident and action would be taken against the guilty.” However, he said, no FIR was filed with regard to it.

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