Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police on Saturday arrested 4 males for shattering an historical Buddha statue discovered throughout development work within the province’s Takhtbhai space of Mardan.
Earlier at the moment, movies surfaced on social media displaying a person breaking with a hammer a life-sized statue of Buddha, elements of which had been nonetheless embedded underground. Other males may be seen trying on because the statue is being destroyed whereas a few folks had been making movies.
Doctor Abdul Samad, KP director archaeology and museums, termed the destruction of the statue a “crime” and stated “disrespecting any religion is intolerable”.
KP police later tweeted that the suspects had been traced and arrested whereas items of the damaged statue had been additionally recovered. According to the police, these arrested embody Qamar Zaman, Amjad, Aleem and Suleman.
A primary info report (FIR) has been registered towards them beneath the Antiquities Act 2016, in keeping with officers. Dr Samad expressed appreciation on the police’s “prompt action” in arresting the suspects.