Unidentified miscreants desecrated a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi and covered it with a black coat at the Gandhi Chowk here, drawing protests from locals, the police said.
The police was informed about the incident by residents of the Upper Bazaar area, following which a case was registered and a probe was initiated, said Sub-Divisional Magistrate Arindam Chaudhary.
Locals demanded the immediate arrest of the perpetrators.
Congress leader Prem Kaushal strongly condemned the incident and demanded strong action against the persons responsible for its desecration.
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