Mahatma Gandhi`s statue desecrated, two held

Last Updated: May 30, 2011, 14:24 PM IST

Dehra Dun: A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was desecrated in Gandhi Chowk area of Mussoorie following which two persons have been arrested, police said today.

Sanjiv Kumar and Harkesh Singh, both residents of Nazafgarh area in Delhi, were arrested and jailed yesterday for allegedly desecrating the statue while they were in an inebriated state.

The Mussoorie municipal council has removed the desecrated statue and installed a new one in its place, they said.