Flag insulter finally nabbed

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - Indian police yesterday said they had re-captured a man on the run for 19 years after being convicted of insulting the national flag by wrapping meat in it.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - Indian police yesterday said they had re-captured a man on the run for 19 years after being convicted of insulting the national flag by wrapping meat in it.

Ismail Mohammed, 39, escaped after being sentenced to three months in prison in 1990 in the southern state of Kerala, police said.

Mohammed had confessed to using the flag to wrap up meat at his butcher's shop, in breach of India's strict rules on treating the national flag with "dignity, loyalty and respect". - Sapa-AP

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