Gandhi Statue Defaced in Rajasthan, IS Scribbled


Jaipur:  The desecration of statues of prominent leaders continue with another statue of Mahatma Gandhi defaced in Dudu district in Rajasthan on early Monday.

“Some unknown miscreants wrote threatening messages on a Gandhi statue in Dudu district in Rajasthan. Efforts are being taken to ascertain the identity of the accused,” D C Jain, IG, Jaipur said.

Locals informed the police immediately, who after reaching the spot, took the statue into its capture. According to locals, they spotted Gandhi’s defaced statue early today after which they informed the police.

Miscreants scribbled ‘ISIS Zindabad’ along with ‘a trail of devastation will be seen on January 26’ on the statue. Pakistan spy agency ‘ISI’ has been inscribed on one side of the statue.

Tension prevailed in the area after which people closed their shops. According to a source, the miscreants intentionally vandalised Gandhi’s statue and mentioned ISI on it to create tension in the area ahead of Republic Day. Police have lodged a FIR and the matter is being probed.