An employee of mobile phone company Oppo, a Chinese national, tore and threw an Indian flag in a dustbin on Tuesday, triggering protests in the company’s Noida office, the Hindustan Times has reported.
Employees of the company and members of the Vishva Hindu Parishad protested outside the office of the company after the incident.
The police has registered a case of disrespecting the national flag against the Chinese national based on a complaint filed by three Oppo employees and a probe has been launched. According to News18, over 200 police personnel were deployed outside the company to bring the situation under control.
Oppo has announced that it will take action against the Chinese employee. “We deeply regret this unfortunate incident and are extending all our co-operation to the concerned authorities and will take appropriate action,” the company has said.
According to the employees, the matter was discussed with key position holders in the company, who refused to take any action, forcing them to protest outside the complex.
“We are extending all our co-operation to the concerned authorities and will take appropriate action. Oppo as a brand has deep respect for India and is strongly rooted as well as localised in the country,” Oppo has said in its defence.