London, Apr 10: The Indian High Commission on Friday, Apr 10 rejected the reports that a statue of Jawaharlal Nehru was beheaded outside the Indian House in London. The High Commission sources said that the bust got separated from the pedestal and not vandalised.
Spokesperson of the Indian High Commission M Subhashini said to media, “The bust got separated from the pedestal. There"s nothing suspicious about it at all," after reports came in the Indian channels that the London based Sri Lankan tamils are behind the beheading of the statue.
The uncovered bronze bust is placed in India Place, an open space just outside the visa office of the Indian High Commission in central London, and is nearly 20 years old.
Miscreants beheads Nehru's statue in London
A group of miscreants allegedly disfigured a statue of former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru outside the Indian House in London. The authorities discovered the damage on Friday, Apr 10 morning.
Media reports suggest that the remains of the statue were found wrapped in a white sheet. But it is still not known who is behind this attack despite CCTV cameras installed at the site.
The miscreants apparently had turned the CCTV cameras skywards.
Shiv Shankar Mukherjee, the Indian High Commissioner said the investigation is on in the matter.