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Saharanpur: 4 arrested for damaging B R Ambedkar statue

A statue of BR Ambedkar was partially vandalised in Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur village.

india Updated: May 21, 2017 14:32 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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A statue of BR Ambedkar was damaged in Mirzapur on May 19.(HT File Photo/ Representative image)

Four persons have been arrested for allegedly damaging a statue of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar in Mirzapur village of Saharanpur district, police said today.

According to a UP Police spokesperson, a hand of the statue in the village was found damaged on May 19.

Following this, police sprung into action and arrested four persons on Saturday for their alleged involvement in the case.

“A case has been registered. Four persons have been arrested, while a hunt for others who are suspected to be involved is on. A new statue has been installed after replacing the old one,” the spokesperson added.

Police also said they have formed a 10-member team of villagers to ensure security for the statue.

First Published: May 21, 2017 14:26 IST