The Delhi Police has beefed up security around key statues in the national capital as a precautionary measure following the vandalizing of statues of communist icon Vladmir Lenin and Dravidian movement founder E V Ramasamy Periyar.
A senior police officer said the force had taken note of the incidents and SHOs of various police stations had been alerted to keep a vigil. He said no specific alert had been received about the possibility of such incidents here but the move was a precautionary measure.
The bust of Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee was damaged by activists of Left-leaning outfit 'Radical' in south Kolkata. The incident came close on the heels of the razing of statue of Lenin in Tripura and the desecration of a bust of Periyar in Tamil Nadu's Vellore.
A statue of B R Ambedkar was damaged by unidentified people in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut yesterday, triggering protests by Dalits.