NT News Service
Ponda, March 31 The police have failed to achieve any breakthrough in the case of disfiguring of the Lord Mahavir statue, reported on March 27 atÂ Nandrem, Mollem. This has triggered tensionÂ among theÂ members of the Jain community who wereÂ forcedÂ to meet the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat.
Mr Kamat has assured a delegation of Jain community that the statue of Bhagvan Mahavir erected along the Karnataka-Goa highway in Mollem would be replaced with a new one.
Mr Kamat made this assurance during his visit to Mollem to see for himself the reported damage caused to the statue by unknown miscreants. He instructed theÂ police toÂ pursue the case seriously andÂ book theÂ culprits as early as possible. The Forest Minister, Mr Filip Neri Rodrigues, accompanied Mr Kamat.
Mr Omkar Singh, chief conservator of forests, senior officials of forests and police departments were present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister during the course of discussions with the delegation who handed over the memorandums to him and Mr Rodrigues said that the existing statue of Bhagvan Mahavir would be shifted to the state museum.
The statue, according to information, was installed at the entrance of the Â National Park ofÂ Mollem Wild LifeÂ Sanctuary.
It may be noted that in the past too,Â a case of desecration ofÂ idols wasÂ reported here in areas under the CollemÂ police station.
Â Â The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, Forest Minister, Mr Filipe Neri Rodrigues alongwith the police and forest officials taking a stock of the damaged Lord Mahavir at the Mollem Wildlife Sanctuary on Monday.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
CM assures people of erecting new statue of Bhagvan Mahavir at Mollem
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