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         Posted on :19:39:42 Mar 8, 2018
       Last edited on:22:38:44 Mar 8, 2018
         Tags: Dinesan, Gandhi statue, Vandalise, Kannur, Ar

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: BJP activist P Dinesan (42), who vandalised the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of the taluk office in Taliparamba in Kannur, has been caught by the police. Sources close to the police have confirmed that he is an active BJP activist.

The incident happened at around 8.20 am on Thursday.

The nearby bus stand was crowded at that time. Dinesan was seen walking up to the statue when the onlookers thought he was on his way to offer prayers at the statue. He suddenly pulled out the specs and garland on the statue; he slapped the statue. Then he walked back and disappeared into the crowd.  

It was a few persons at the Taluk office, who saw him attacking the statue. When he walked back, they had taken a photo of him. Taliparamba police reached the spot and examined the statue.

Meanwhile, with DiNesan’s arrest, his relatives have approached the Taliparamba police station with documents claiming that Dinesan is mentally unstable.

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