Recently, in the village of Karaswada near Mapusa town in North Goa, a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a notable Marathi ruler, was reported to have been desecrated.
Following this incident, a team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police Jivba Dalvi visited the village to assure the community of an investigation into the matter.
Law enforcement authorities have taken action by arresting three individuals who were involved in the act of desecrating the statue of the revered 17th-century warrior king.
In response to the incident, a significant gathering of people congregated outside the Mapusa police station, urging the swift apprehension of the culprits.
The alleged statue desecration occurred during the night of Sunday, after which the damaged statue was replaced with a new one on the subsequent Monday evening. This replacement was overseen by Subhash Phal Desai, the state's social welfare minister.
The three individuals accused of the act have been granted a six-day police custody following a court decision, as conveyed by Deputy Superintendent of Police Jivba Dalvi.
The accused perpetrators are facing charges under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, specifically under 295-A (outraging religious feelings), 153-A (promoting enmity between groups), and 427-A (committing mischief and causing loss).