MP police takes possession of Godse's statue

ANI | Updated: Nov 21, 2017 18:05 IST

Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) [India], November 21 (ANI): The Madhya Pradesh Police and state authorities on Tuesday took possession of the bust of Nathuram Godse after collector ordered for its removal.

The sculptor was recently installed inside the office of the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha's in Gwalior.

On November 15, the Hindu Mahasabha installed an idol of Godse inside their office on his 68th death anniversary.

The Mahasabha had requested for land from the district administration for a temple dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin in the city, but their plea was not entertained.

"The government refused to give us land for the temple, so we created one on our private land," Hindu Mahasabha VP, Narayan Sharma had told ANI.

Sharma also said four political parties helped them to establish the temple, adding the temple was established on their property and that "nobody can change or touch our personal opinions."

Nathuram Vinayak Godse was a Hindu nationalist, who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi, shooting him in the chest three times at point blank range in New Delhi on January 30, 1948.

He was hanged till death on November 15, 1949. (ANI)