In the backdrop of incidents of vandalism of Ambedkar's statues, it was found locked inside the cage in Sadar Kotwali police station area. Police said it was not aware who had done it.
SDM (Badaun) Parasnath Maurya said directives were issued to extend security till Ambedkar Jayanti on April 14 as there were chances that some anti-social elements might damage the statues to disturb social peace.
He also said he was not aware of who had put the cage around the statue in Gaddi Chowk.
Three homeguard jawans have, however, been deployed for round-the-clock security of the statue, the SDM added.
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