Mahatma Gandhi’s statue vandalised in Bathinda

Police examining CCTV footage to trace miscreants

Mahatma Gandhi’s statue vandalised in Bathinda

A vandalised statue of Mahatma Gandhi,

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, July 16

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was vandalised by some unidentified people at a public park in Rama Mandi here, said police on Saturday.

After vandalising the statue, the unidentified miscreants took away its face.

Police claimed that this incident took place on an intervening night between Thursday and Friday.

Rama police station SHO Harjot Singh Mann said, “Some unidentified miscreants vandalised a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at a public park in Bathinda’s Rama Mandi. We have filed a case against Sections 379, 427 of the Indian Penal Code.”

Police officials said they would arrest the culprits soon and CCTV footage is being examined to trace them.

Ashok Kumar Singla, president of District Urban Congress, demanded immediate arrest of those who were behind the incident.

Few days back a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was desecrated in Canada’s Ontario province. The statue was vandalised at Vishnu Mandir in the area of Yonge Street and Garden Avenue.

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