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BJP flag hoisted in Bihar school to celebrate UP win; probe ordered

Araria (Bihar): A probe has been ordered into hoisting of a BJP flag by a group of party workers at a government school Araria district of Bihar to celebrate the party's win in Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.

The incident took place at Dak Haripur Kanya Madhya Vidyalaya in Forebesganj on 18 March, while results of UP election were announced on 11 March.

When students and teachers were leaving the school on 18 March, some BJP workers barged into the campus and hoisted the party's flag there to celebrate the party's victory in UP, the school's headmaster told District Education Officer Faizul Rahman.

 BJP flag hoisted in Bihar school to celebrate UP win; probe ordered

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Headmaster Jagdish Mehta said he tried to stop them but they outnumber the staff and hoisted the flag, Rahman told PTI on Thursday.

The District Education Officer said he has instructed the Block Education Officer concerned to investigate the matter.

Action would be initiated based on the probe report, Rahman said.

Araria district BJP president Babban Singh expressed regret over the incident and said it was caused by over-excitement of some local party workers.

Those party workers did not find a suitable place to hoist the party flag to celebrate the win and did it in the school, Singh told PTI.

Sub-Divisional Police Officer Ajit Singh said that the matter was related to Education department and if the police were approached, it would investigate the incident.

The school is located around 35 km from Araria district headquarter.

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Updated Date: Mar 23, 2017 17:50:09 IST