2 GHMC officials held for Ambedkar statue vandalisation

The BR Ambedkar’s statue installed at Punjagutta Circle was damaged and later transported in a garbage truck and dumped at the dumping yard in Jawaharnagar on Saturday night.

Hyderabad: The BR Ambedkar’s statue installed at Punjagutta Circle was damaged and later transported in a garbage truck and dumped at the dumping yard in Jawahar nagar on Saturday night. Jawahar nagar police arrested two GHMC employees in this connection on Sunday.

They seized GHMC garbage lorry and broken pieces of the statue at near dumping yard. According to police, they received a complaint on Saturday by P Ram Murthy, a social worker and State president of Telangana Mala Mahandu by stating that Dr B R Ambedkar’s statue was damaged at Panjagutta X Road and was shifted in GHMC lorry to the dumping yard at Jawahar nagar by loading under the garbage.

When the garbage was unloaded at dumping yard the broken pieces of the statue were found. When police enquired the driver he revealed that on the instructions of GHMC officials he brought the same.

They requested to take necessary action against the officials who passed the orders, those who removed the statue and loaded into lorry under SC, ST Atrocity Act and do justice.

Source: thehansindia.com

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