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MP: Statue of Chandra Shekhar Azad vandalises

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Bhopal. Aug 03: Unidentified persons damaged a statue of revolutionary and freedom-fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad in Madhya Pradesh's Jhabua district, officials said on Tuesday.

The incident at Thandla town, 60 km from the district headquarters, came to light on Monday night, news agency PTI reported.

MP: Statue of Chandra Shekhar Azad vandalises

Thandla Nagar Parishad's Chief Municipal Officer Bharat Singh Tank said the small damaged part of the statue -- a part of the pistol wielded by the iconic revolutionary -- has been repaired.

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Local police station in-charge Kaushalya Chouhan said a policeman noticed the damage during patrolling.

The perpetrators will be identified through Closed Circuit Television(CCTV) footage, she said.

Local BJP and Congress leaders demanded action against the perpetrators.

The statue had been unveiled in 2017.

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