Complaints filed against Sachin for dishonouring flag

Two separate complaints are filed against cricketer Sachin Tendulkar in Delhi and Indore for allegedly dishonouring the tri-colour.

cricket Updated: Apr 12, 2007 01:44 IST

Two separate complaints were filed against cricketer Sachin Tendulkar in Delhi and Indore on Wednesday for allegedly dishonouring the tri-colour during the Indian team's stay in the West Indies last month.

Subodh Jain, a social activist from East Delhi, filed the complaint with Manasarovar police station in North East Delhi on Tuesday, but no case has been registered in this connection.

The Delhi Police is seeking legal advice whether they can proceed on a complaint for an "offence" allegedly committed outside the country.
In Indore, a case was filed against Tendulkar by Bharatiya Janshakti (BJS) leader Rajesh Bidkar under the Prevention of Insult to the National Honour Act in the court of Judicial Magistrate Uday Singh Marahwi.

The court after taking cognisance of the complaint fixed April 13 for recording statements in the case. A legal notice was sent on Tuesday to Tendulkar demanding an unconditional apology for dishonouring the flag.

The controversy erupted when a TV channel showed a photograph of Tendulkar with a knife about to cut the cake in the presence of Indian High Commissioner to Jamaica KL Agrawal at a function in Jamaica.

First Published: Apr 11, 2007 23:13 IST