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Ambedkar's statue desecrated in Chhattisgarh

June 23, 2008 12:07 IST

Tension has gripped a tribal village in Rajnandgaon district in Chhattisgarh after the statue of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar was desecrated by few unknown miscreants, police said on Monday.

"Some unknown persons had garlanded shoes on the statue of Ambedkar in Gopalpur village of Mohla Police station, about 165 km from state capital Raipur, on Sunday," Rajnandgaon District Superintendent of Police V K Choubey told PTI.

A case has been registered against unknown persons and heavy police deployment have been made to maintain law and order in the village, which has a population of about 1,000, he said.

Last week too, the statue was desecrated due to a fight between two groups, police said.

However, primary investigation revealed it was done purposefully to push some of the villagers in a difficult situation and soon the accused would be arrested, police added.

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