Gandhi’s Remains Stolen, Poster Defaced With ‘Anti-National’ in MP
An FIR has been filed under sections 153-B, 504 and 505 against the unidentified accused.
The mortal remains of Mahatma Gandhi were stolen and a poster of his was defaced with the words 'anti-national' (rashtra drohi in Hindi) in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa on Wednesday, 2 October, when his 150th birth anniversary was being celebrated.
According to media reports, the incident took place at the Bapu Bhawan at Laxman Bagh in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa district.
An FIR has been filed under sections 153-B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 505 (statements conducive to public mischief) against the unidentified accused after district Congress president Gurmeet Singh filed a complaint, reported The Wire.
"We are trying to identify the culprits and CCTV footage of Bapu Bhawan and nearby areas is being scanned," Rewa superintendent of police Abid Khan was quoted as saying by India Today.
Meanwhile, the Congress has condemned the act, saying it would have been perpetrated by "those who love Nathuram Godse", the man who assassinated Gandhi in 1948.
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