Two persons were arrested today in connection with the desecration of the statue of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi here, police said.

Prakash (24) and Santhosh Kumar (26) have been charged under various sections of IPC including 355 (intent to dishonour) and 504 (provocation) in connection with the incident, police said.

They were produced before a court which remanded them to judicial custody till November three.

The statue in Ashok Nagar in the city locality was found desecrated yesterday triggering protests by Congress workers.

Congress workers had staged protest at various places in the State demanding action against the perpetrators leading to tension.

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