In a major act of sedition, some anti-social elements hoisted an Islamic State flag on the occasion of the Republic Day in the Hydergarh area of the Barabanki district on Thursday.
An FIR has been registered in connection with the incident and a suspect has been detained.
The Islamic State flag was hoisted on a building located in Rampur Hussainabad village under the Subeha police station area. After unfurling the flag, sweets were distributed among children.
As soon as the information was received, the police reached the spot and started investigation. A suspect has been taken into custody while search for the organiser is on .
Senior police officials rushed to the spot after receiving the information.