Amid the ongoing standoff between India and China at Doklam, shopkeepers in Uttarakhand complaint that the boxes in which shoes were delivered to them were bearing Indian tricolour. The shoes had allegedly come from China and the police have started investigating the matter after receiving the information.

P Renuka Devi, Almora Superintendent of Police, said that putting shoes in a box with the national flag is insulting and the police have begun probing the matter.

Tricolour has been put on the top of the boxes with certain words written in Mandarin, which led to the speculations that the boxes have come from China and it was done with the intention to humiliate Indians.

Udham Singh Nagar Senior Superintendent of Police Sadanand Date said that when they questioned the owner of a shoe shop in Rudrapur, he told the police that he bought the shoes from a distributor in Delhi. “We would be questioning the dealer in New Delhi to ascertain the origin of these shoes”, SSP added.

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Bishan Bora, one of the shopkeepers has filed a complaint against the shoe supplier in Rudrapur. He said that when he opened the consignment he only found seven pairs of shoes which were properly packed rest of the pairs were in the tricolour box.

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“I received the goods on Thursday and when I opened the bags, I was shocked. I called the police, sensing something wrong,” said shopkeeper Bishan Bora, who filed the initial complaint.

(Source: Hindustan Times)


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