Bhopal: Six people were arrested for vandalizing the statue of former Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru in Satna district on Wednesday. The incident took place at Dhavari square, just about 50 meters away from the district collectorate, yesterday evening.
"A case has been registered against unidentified persons. They have been booked for damaging Nehru's statue and creating social disturbances in society. Strict action will be taken against them," police said.
The miscreants were also seen shouting slogans against the BJP government in the state. Six of them were identified and arrested, and further probe was on, ASP Jain said.
A video circulating on social media showed a dozen people trying to damage the statue with sticks and rocks. One of them even tries to break the statue using a hammer.
The culprits are seen carrying saffron flags and shouting slogans against the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government in the video.
Strongly condemning the incident, state Congress chief Kamal Nath demanded that the government probe the matter and take strict action against the culprits.