Delhi Police beefs up security around key statues in national capital as precautionary measure amid vandalism fears

08 March 2018, 07:54 AM
BR Ambedkar - File Photo
BR Ambedkar - File Photo

The Delhi Police has beefed up security around key statues in the national capital as a precautionary measure following the vandalizing of statues of communist icon Vladmir Lenin and Dravidian movement founder E V Ramasamy Periyar.

A senior police officer said the force had taken note of the incidents and SHOs of various police stations had been alerted to keep a vigil. He said no specific alert had been received about the possibility of such incidents here but the move was a precautionary measure.

The bust of Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee was damaged by activists of Left-leaning outfit 'Radical' in south Kolkata. The incident came close on the heels of the razing of statue of Lenin in Tripura and the desecration of a bust of Periyar in Tamil Nadu's Vellore.

A statue of B R Ambedkar was damaged by unidentified people in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut yesterday, triggering protests by Dalits. 

First Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 07:44 AM

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