The guard posted at the park informed police that around four to six motorcycle-borne youths reached the park and started breaking the statue with a big hammer, a senior official said. He said that besides the head, the hand of Mayawati's statue was also damaged by the youths.
Senior officials, including Principal Secretary, home, RM Srivastava, Director General of Police Ambrish Chandra Sharma and the district magistrate, who have reached the spot, said serious
BSP leader Swami Prasad Maurya also inspected the spot and demanded that the statues be immediately repaired and those involved in the act should be arrested.
A number of pamphlets of the Nav Nirman Sena were also found on the spot.
Earlier, in the day Sena office bearers had told the media that they wanted the state government to remove all the statues of
Mayawati installed in Lucknow and Noida within 72 hours "otherwise they would be doing the same". They also accused Mayawati of being involved in a number of scams.