A six-feet-tall podium was erected illegally with a three-feet-tall bust of Dr BR Ambedkar in Bengaluru's KR Market on December 6.

According to reports, the municipality officials noticed the structure on December 6 during their rounds and considering that it was Dr Ambedkar's bust, there was no action taken to demolish the illegal construction.

KR Market is one of the busiest places in Bengaluru where people begin their daily work around 3am in the morning and is always filled with people. The police officials placed near the market said that despite people present in the area, the statue was constructed without anyone’s notice.


Opposing the illegal structure, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) filed a complaint with the City Market Police stating that unidentified people have broken the iron grill fence and has installed an idol of Dr BR Ambedkar which clearly violates the state government order issued on June 11, 2012, which says, "installation of statues of public figures, religious structures by encroaching public place, pavements and roads is banned."