Gandhi's photo seen lying on the floor inside the office, Gandhi's photo seen on the wall after the banana tree was placed on chair | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kalpetta: The police report on the vandalism of the regional office of Congress leader and MP, Rahul Gandhi, in Kalpetta stated that Mahatma Gandhi’s photo in the office was destroyed after the SFI activists left the place.
Earlier, CPM leaders, citing the visuals of the attack, had accused Congress workers of destroying the photo to give colour to the incident.
The police concluded on the issue of Gandhiji's photo based on the pictures of the office that were taken by the police photographer and the visuals shown by the media.
Gandhi’s photo was on the wall when SFI workers left the office. Later, UDF members had gathered in the office, the report states.
The SFI activists vandalised the office and placed Rahul’s photo and a banana tree on his chair. The report points out that Gandhi’s photo can be seen hanging on the wall even after the banana tree was placed on the chair. The pictures taken by the police photographer reveal that Gandhi’s photo fell face-first to the ground, not revealing the face. The police said that it was later seen lying on the ground revealing the face on the photo.
SFI workers, alleging inaction of the Wayanad MP on the buffer zone issue, marched to his office in Kalpetta and vandalised it on June 24. The Congress workers did not clean the office till Rahul visited the place last week. However, another controversy over the photo of Gandhiji erupted when SFI claimed that they did not destroy the photo. Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan had slammed the Congress party on the matter.