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Syama Prasad Mukherjee's statue vandalised in Assam

Press Trust of India  |  Kokrajhar/Guwahati 

A statue of Bhartiya founder was found vandalised in of today, police said.

strongly condemned the incident and said the government would not tolerate such acts.

The face of Mukherjee's statue at Rabindra Nagar area of the town was found damaged this morning. The locals immediately informed the police.

Niranjan Baruah, who rushed to the spot along with of Police Rajen Singh, told newsmen that the statue was damaged apparently with a hammer and stones by miscreants in the early hours.

''Such acts of vandalism will not be tolerated,'' he said.

The Kokrajhar SP said stern action would be taken against the miscreants.

In a statement in Guwahati, the directed the Kokrajhar and of police to take stern action and book the miscreants under relevant provisions of law.

He also directed the administration to step up the vigil and take all measures to prevent such vandalism.

members of the Bodoland Territorial Council-- Doneswar Goyari and Rajib Kumar Brahma also condemned the incident.

of United People's Party Liberal, U G Brahma demanded stern action against the miscreants.

A bust of Mukerjee was vandalised on March 7 in Kolkata by seven persons, including a woman, allegedly belonging to a left-wing group.

The accused were arrested from the spot. They had told a TV channel that they defaced and vandalised the founder's bust to protest against the pulling down of communist icon Lenin's statues in

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 22:35 IST