On Friday, a complaint has been filed at Delhi’s Kalkaji Police Station against Vincent Xavier, an Indian national who carried the Indian flag to the US Capitol protest, said the Police.
According to the Police, Deepak K Singh, a Lawyer has filed a complaint against Vincent Xavier seeking action against him under Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act 1971, 124 A of IPC & section 15 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act 1967.
In a complaint, Deepak claimed that an Indian national names Vincent Xavier having an Indian Passport with the Twitter profile @Vincent PXaviour has over the last two days appeared on social media along with other individuals who at the moment cannot be named, with slogans, actions & demeanor prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity of India by using the Indian flag in an entirely inappropriate context at a degrading & demeaning manner & for purposes which are beneath the probity of the relationship between India & a foreign country.
The Police said that “We have received a complaint last night & we will be taking legal opinion to be clear whether a case is made or not”.
Deepak K Singh said that “An Indian passport holder named Vincent Xavier has insulted the Indian national flag by holding it during the US Capitol protest. I request Facebook & Twitter to close his account under section Under Section 15 124 Act”.
He added that “I looked at the picture on the internet & have registered the complaint at Kalkaji police station because my office is in Kalkaji”.
Chaotic & violent scenes erupted at the Capitol on Wednesday as supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump stormed the building to protest the Electoral College vote, forcing a lockdown & various confrontations with Police. At least 5 people died in the melee.
Wednesday’s violence came hours after Trump encouraged his supporters to fight against the election results as Congress was certifying Biden’s victory in the Nov vote.