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Delhi Police beefs up security around key statues in national capital as precautionary measure amid vandalism fears

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.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 08 Mar 2018, 07:54:47 AM
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New Delhi:

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. 

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First Published : 08 Mar 2018, 07:51:28 AM

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