Thiruvananthapuram: The tricolor flag was torn and the flagpole was uprooted by a CPM worker . Augustine, a native of Kottakkal is the accused. Police took him to the custody after the incident. The flag was hoisted as part of Har Ghar Tiranga on the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
As part of Har Ghar Tiranga, BJP workers hoisted flags in different parts of the district. The flag was also hoisted at Kottakkal. But Augustine said that he will not allow the flag to be raised at the place. Later, he uprooted the flag. But the BJP workers hoisted the flag at the same place.
With this, he again came forward with opposition. BJP workers tried to persuade him but he tried to assault them. However, the BJP workers overcame the opposition and placed it in the same place.