1 arrested for defacing painting on Civil Secretariat’s wall

NAHARLAGUN, Mar 28: A person has been arrested for defacing the mural painting on the wall of the Civil Secretariat in Itanagar, police said.

A report quoted Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) Superintendent of Police Jimmy Chiram as saying that a case has been registered at the Itanagar Police Station under the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984 against the person arrested.

According to the report, the incident took place at around 2 am on Sunday.

Graffiti artist and activist Neelim Mahanta Mahanta has been arrested by Arunachal Police from his residence in Lakhimpur for an anti-dam graffiti that he painted on the ‘Wall of Harmony’ in Itanagar.

A police team of the Itanagar Police arrived at his residence in Lakhimpur and took him to Itanagar Police Station.

As per sources, Neelim was invited to Arunachal Pradesh to draw graffiti in protest against a dam that is being built in Dibang.

On the mural painting of a dam in the wall of the Civil Secretariat, the person drew an image defacing the painting. He also wrote “NO MORE DAMS” on the mural painting.

More details awaited. 

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