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Mahatma Gandhi statue desecrated in Shimla

October 02, 2012 23:09 IST

Miscreants on Tuesday desecrated a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the Ridge in Shimla on his birth anniversary.

A garland made of empty bottles was found around the neck of the statue, Shimla SP Chander Shekhar Pandit said.

A case under Section 295A (insult to religious feelings) has been filed based on the complaint by Deputy Commissioner Arun Kumar, he said.

"It is a serious matter and we have started probe and the culprits would be brought to the book," Pandit said.

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