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Flag ‘thrown’ into bin: Noida cops collect CCTV footage from Oppo office

Noida police will collect CCTV footage from the Chinese mobile phone company - Oppo - to establish the claims of complainants.

noida Updated: Mar 29, 2017 21:47 IST
Sohil Sehran
Sohil Sehran
Hindustan Times
The employees of Chinese mobile company and IPL sponsors Oppo waved Indian flags to mark their protest outside Sector 63 assembling unit in Noida on Tuesday.
The employees of Chinese mobile company and IPL sponsors Oppo waved Indian flags to mark their protest outside Sector 63 assembling unit in Noida on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

A day after employees of mobile phone company Oppo protested outside the office after a Chinese national allegedly ‘tore’ the Indian flag, the police have collected footage of the CCTV cameras on the premises to verify the claims of the complainants.

The office is located in Sector 63 and the incident allegedly took place towards the end of the evening shift on Monday.

The superintendent of police (city), Dinesh Yadav, said that the incident is alleged to have taken place in row 4 on the first floor of the company’s unit, which is under CCTV camera surveillance.

He said that due to the uproar, the company had shut its office and the police could not collect the CCTV camera footage on Tuesday.

“We have collected the CCTV footage from Oppo’s office and it is being examined by an investigating officer and the circle officer of the area. The company officials have extended their support for the investigation. The investigation is in progress and will be completed soon,” said Yadav.

The protesting employees of Oppo had told the police that the Chinese national - Kevin Suhahu had started working in its mobile assembling unit as production manager around six months ago.

The police said they are directly in touch with the Indian head of Oppo and have not interacted with the accused as they are gathering evidence.

Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate NP Singh, labour commissioner along with held a meeting with the Oppo executives in which they decided that company would constitute a committee to probe the matter and address worker’s demands.

The Chinese national has been booked under section 2 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971, and the case has been registered at the Phase-3 police station on the basis of a complaint lodged by three employees of Oppo.

Fearing a flare-up, four police control rooms vans were stationed outside the assembling unit of Oppo on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for Oppo said, “We are extending our co-operation to the authorities. Oppo, as a brand, has a deep respect for India and is strongly rooted as well as localised in the country.”

First Published: Mar 29, 2017 11:01 IST

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