Now, Bhimrao Ambedkar’s statue found locked in iron cage in Uttar Pradesh

By: |
Noida | Updated: April 12, 2018 6:10 PM

A statue of Dalit icon Bhimrao Ambedkar in Gaddi Chowk area here, in the heart of the town, was found to be locked in an iron cage.

babasaheb ambedkarRecently a statue of Babasaheb Ambedkar was re-painted by BSP leader Himendra Gautam. (Representational image/ANI)

Badaun, Uttar Pradesh: A statue of Dalit icon Bhimrao Ambedkar in Gaddi Chowk area here, in the heart of the town, was found to be locked in an iron cage. 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.

“The step might have been taken to provide security to the statue but we are not aware as to who has done this,” Circle Officer Virendra Singh Yadav said.

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.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Modi govt begins ‘major penalty’ action against Alapan Bandyopadhyay, ex-Bengal secy may lose retirement perks
2Maratha quota stir: Silent marches postponed by a month
3Post-poll violence: Smriti Irani tears into West Bengal government; says women are being raped openly