Uttarakhand, August 26: A shocking case emerged from Uttarakhand’s Almora, where local shopkeepers claimed they had been delivered shoes in boxes bearing the Tricolour, allegedly from China, Hindustan Times Reported.
According to the HT reports, the boxes with the Tricolour on top and the base carries some letters in Mandarin triggering concerns that this is being done for humiliating Indians in the wake of a tense standoff between the two countries over Doklam matter.
Almora Senior Superintendent of Police P Renuka Devi expressed disappointment over the issue where the shoes are being packed in boxes with the national flag which is an insult to the Tricolour.
Now the Police are investigating the matter.
Udham Singh Nagar Senior Superintendent of Police Sadanand Date said the police have enquired the owner of Tammana Traders in Rudrapur, who said that he bought the shoes from a distributor in Delhi and did not know their place of origin. “We would be questioning the dealer in New Delhi to ascertain the origin of these shoes”, said the SSP.
But the discovery of the boxes has sent the local population into a tizzy.
Shopkeeper Bishan Bora who noticed the incident went to the police complaining the against the shoe supplier of Rudrapur.
Bora claimed as soon as he opened the consignment he found only seven seven shoe pair in proper box and rest of the pairs came in the tricolour box.
“I received the goods on Thursday and when I opened the bags, I was shocked. I called the police, sensing something wrong,” said shopkeeper Bishan Bora, who filed the initial complaint.
(With Inputs from Hindustan Times)