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Three held for Ambedkar statues’ desecration

The State Police on Saturday arrested three persons in connection with the desecration of Dr BR Ambedkar’s statues in Amalapuram of East Godavari district.

Addressing a press conference here, Inspector General of Police K V Rajendranath Reddy said that cases have been registered against 13 people and of them, three have been arrested on Saturday. The accused – Durga Babu, Anji Babu and Anil were also produced before the media.

However, police said that they desecrated the statues in an inebriated condition. Rajendranath Reddy said that the remaining accused would be arrested soon. He said the desecrated statues have been recovered from a farm well.

The IG has assured of taking steps to ensure that such incidents do not recur in future.

Meanwhile, following a call given by Mala Mahanadu, the dalit organizations have observed bandh in Eluru in West Godavari district in protest against the desecration of Dr Ambedkar’s statues. Shops, establishments, public transport and educational institutions remained closed in Eluru on Saturday. (INN)

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