Attack on Babasaheb Ambedkar’s home: suspect held

Mumbai, July 8

The police on Wednesday detained a suspect after a person vandalised ‘Rajgruh’, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s residence in Dadar in central Mumbai.

The incident, which happened on Tuesday night time, evoked condemnation from political leaders together with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray who stated strict motion will probably be taken towards these concerned.

As per the grievance lodged by Ambedkar’s grandson Bhimrao Ambedkar at Matunga police station, the unidentified accused who was captured in CCTV gave the impression to be mentally unstable.

He had noticed the person close to the home on Monday night, Bhimrao Ambedkar instructed the police, an official stated.

When he requested the person why he was loitering, he glared at him in anger earlier than leaving, Ambedkar instructed the police.

On Tuesday night time, a person entered the premises of ‘Rajgruh’ and smashed flower pots, broken crops, CCTV digicam and pelted stones at a window earlier than fleeing.

A case beneath IPC Sections 427 (mischief inflicting harm and 447 (felony trespassing) was registered, the police official stated, including that the police had been inspecting the CCTV footage and additional probe was on.

Earlier it was suspected that two individuals had been concerned, however now it was clear that it was the act of a single man and a suspect has been taken into custody, the official stated.

Located in Hindu Colony, Dadar, the two-storeyed heritage bungalow homes a museum the place Dr Ambedkar’s huge guide assortment, his ashes and different artefacts associated to his life are preserved. The architect of the Indian Constitution lived there for twenty years.

Current residents of ‘Rajgruh’ embody Dr Ambedkar’s daughter-in-law and his grandsons Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi chief Prakash Ambedkar, Anandrao and Bhimrao.

Prakash Ambedkar, who was in Akola when the incident happened, appealed for calm.

Chief Minister Thackeray on Wednesday stated he had instructed police to take strict motion towards the culprits.

“The premises are not just a sacred place for Ambedkarites, but the entire society. Ambedkar preserved all his writings in this premises. This is like a pilgrimage centre for all Maharashtrians,” he stated.

“The government will not tolerate insult to Rajgruh, and I have asked the police to ensure strict action against the culprits,” the chief minister stated.

Condemning the incident, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar stated it was an act of “anti-social elements with wicked mindset” and urged individuals to make sure peace and unity and to not fall prey to the “ulterior motives” of such parts.

Ambedkar’s work and beliefs are deep-rooted within the minds of individuals and none can take away the religion individuals have in him, Pawar additional stated. PTI


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