A minor boy was held for allegedly desecrating Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s statue at Sipat Chowk in the Bilaspur District of Chhattisgarh.
In a viral video, a boy could be seen climbing the statue of Subhash Chandra Bose and smoking near it. He allegedly put the cigarette’s butt in the statue’s mouth. Later, he was seen smoking and releasing the smoke on the statue’s face.
The minor boy, who was caught in the act, was brought to the police station, and his parents were also informed about the incident, said Sarkanda Station House Officer (SHO) Faijul Shah.
SHO added that a youth, who filmed the entire act, had informed the police about the incident.
“Superintendent of Police, as well as Sarkanda police, have received the complaints in connection with the incident and a probe has been launched on separate angles. Based on the probe findings, further course of action will be moved,” said Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Rajendra Jaiswal.