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Ambedkar statue vandalised in Greater Noida

Press Trust of India  |  Noida 

A statue of BR Ambedkar in Richhpal village of in Greater was found damaged, a day before the nation commemorates the birth anniversary of the icon.

The incident came to light last morning when the villagers spotted the damaged. Heavy police force was deployed in view of the tense situation.

Suniti Singh, SP (rural), said a case was registered against unknown persons for vandalism and that the guilty would not be spared.

A large number of people from nearby villages had gathered after of vandalism spread. Police, however, contained the mob. Singh said that the damaged statue was being replaced with a new one.

Security has been beefed up in in view of Ambedkar Jayanti today to prevent any possible attempt at inciting violence, with political parties drawing up separate plans for the occasion.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 03:30 IST
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