Kolkata: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s bust vandalised by miscreants inside a park in Narkeldanga area of Kolkata district on Wednesday.
Local residents protested outside the area police station on Thursday demanding immediate action. The agitators relented after police intervened and a complaint was submitted by the Forward Bloc against unidentified persons.
Local residents claimed that the statue had been “deliberately” vandalized to create trouble. The statue was inaugurated at Netaji Park about ten years ago by then MIC (Health) Dr Subodh Dey.
The Grand son of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose sought for quick action. He retweeted in a post of a news agency where the pic was posted.
Incidents of statues being vandalised have been reported from various parts of the country. The first incident was reported days after the Left was defeated in the Tripura Assembly polls. A Lenin statue was pulled down in Tripura by a group of BJP supporters who were celebrating the party’s victory over 25 years of Communist rule.
A day after the incident, a statue of Jansangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee was vandalised at Kalighat by alleged members of a Leftist Student Union (radicals) of Jadavpur University in Kolkata. Similar incidents were reported in Katwa, East Burdwan, Kankinara in West Bengal.