Elephant statue goes missing from Ambedkar Park in Lucknow

The stolen statue weighs five kg; police sift through CCTV footage
Elephant statue goes missing from Ambedkar Park in Lucknow

Lucknow (UP): There are many elephant statues of different sizes at the Ambedkar Park in Lucknow and one of them went missing on Thursday, the police said. A large number of people flock to the park to see the statues which were built when Mayawati was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. When a guard of the park Niaz Ahmad noticed it, he lodged a complaint at the Gautam Palli police station in the city. The weight of the statue stolen from the park was less than five kilograms, said in charge of the police station SS Bhadauria.

Nevertheless, it is not known how a statue can be appropriated from an area which is always under hi-tech surveillance and a large number of cops are deployed there.

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According to sources in the park, a similar statue was stolen two years ago. As the incident raised a hue and cry, the park authorities began to count the statues to keep an eye on them, because costly stone has been used to curve out those statues. The police began to sift through the CCTV footage to lay their hands on the culprits. Bhadauria said that the police had begun to search for the thieves and would soon collar them.