Ambedkar's statue locked in iron cage in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun: Police say they are unaware of people behind act

Badaun: A statue of Dalit icon Bhimrao Ambedkar in Gaddi Chowk area, in the heart of Badaun, was found to be locked in an iron cage.

In the backdrop of incidents of vandalism of Ambedkar's statues, it was found locked inside a cage in Sadar Kotwali police station area. Police said it was not aware who had done it.

 Ambedkars statue locked in iron cage in Uttar Pradeshs Badaun: Police say they are unaware of people behind act

A statue of Dr BR Ambedkar in an iron cage in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. PTI

"The step might have been taken to provide security to the statue, but we are not aware as to who has done this," Circle Officer Virendra Singh Yadav said.

SDM (Badaun) Parasnath Maurya said directives were issued to extend security till Ambedkar Jayanti on 14 April as there were chances that some anti-social elements might damage the statues to disturb social peace.

He also said he was not aware of who had put the cage around the statue in Gaddi Chowk.

Three Home Guard jawans have, however, been deployed for round-the-clock security of the statue, the SDM added.

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Updated Date: Apr 12, 2018 19:28:35 IST