In a shameful incident, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was found defaced with slogans like 'ISIS zindabad' daubed on it. The incident took place on Monday morning in Dudu area of Jaipur in Rajasthan. Mahatma Gandhi's white statue was smeared with brown ink with a warning of possible ISIS attacks on the Republic Day. Locals of the Dudu area were shocked when they spotted Mahatma Gandhi's statue defaced. Miscreants scribbled 'ISIS Zindabad' along with 'a trail of devastation will be seen on January 26′ on the statue. Pakistan spy agency 'ISI' was also written on one side of the statue, reported ANI.
Angry locals informed police about the vandalism after which heavy security forces have been deployed in the area. “Some unknown miscreants wrote threatening messages on a Gandhi statue in Dudu district in Rajasthan. Efforts are being taken to ascertain the identity of the accused," D C Jain, IG, Jaipur told Media.
The incident came to light when National Investigative Agency (NIA) along with state police initiated major crackdown on suspected ISIS terrorists. At least 16 people have been arrested so far from the different parts of the country for alleged links with the terror outfit. The intelligence agencies have issues alert warning possible terror attack on the eve of Republic Day, following which security agencies are on their toes to nab anti-social elements.