Six arrests for statue vandalization

Jaipur, April 6 : Six persons have been arrested for vandalizing a statue of Dr B R Ambedkar in the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday in Achrol village, which falls under the Chandwaji police station area.

The police said that the hooligans had damaged the statue after which an FIR was filed at the police station. A case was filed against six persons under Section 295 (Injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) and section 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups).

The six persons have been identified as Rakesh Saini, Heera Lal Yadav, Vikram, Praveen Jogi, Pramod, and Urminder.

The miscreants broke the statue before the police could reach the spot. Tension prevailed in the area after the incident and police have been deployed in the locality.

In a similar incident in Kalwar, some people damaged another of Ambedkar’s statue on Thursday night. The police and the administration quickly replaced the new state and launched a manhunt to arrest the miscreants.

Again a case has been filed against the miscreants, who are suspected to be some drunken youths.

The latest incident of vandalizing statues comes in the wake of clashes that took place in the city during the SC/ST Bharat Bandh on Monday.

On Wednesday, the Rajsamand police arrested three persons in connection with a complaint of alleged desecration of a bust of Mahatma Gandhi’s idol in Holi Mangra of Valmiki colony in Nathdwara town.



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