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Jaipur, India: Statue stolen from Peacock Garden

Statue stolen from Peacock Garden
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Statue-stolen-from-Peacock-Garden/articleshow/6493921.cms

TNN, Sep 5, 2010, 01.50am IST

JAIPUR: A metal statue in the Peacock Garden situated under Malviya Nagar flyover was stolen on Friday night. The thieves, in a bid to steal another one, damaged it. The theft occurred despite the presence of two security guards.
Local residents alleged negligence on part of the JDA and demanded action against the guilty officers.

According to the police, the garden contractor Ake Pal Singh lodged an FIR with the police on Saturday morning saying some miscreants had stolen a statue from the Peacock Garden.

“A police team found one statue had been stolen while another one damaged. Guards on duty were questioned, the expressed ignorance. They must have been sleeping when the theft occurred. However, they say that due to heavy rain during night, they had taken shelter under the flyover,” said a police officer. The police have yet not been able to nab the thieves.

“We have registered a case and an investigation is on,” the officer added.

The authorities have failed to provide security to statues situated at various places in the city. Two incidents of the statue thefts have been reported at the Rambagh Circle. At this place too, a security guard had been deputed to guard the statues, but it failed to check the thefts.

Read more: Statue stolen from Peacock Garden – Jaipur – City – The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Statue-stolen-from-Peacock-Garden/articleshow/6493921.cms#ixzz0ynyyqBzp

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