KGF: The Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Gandhi Circle here was found damaged on Sunday.
Police arrested Manohar (62), a former BGML Employee and resident of G Block in Champion Reef here in connection with the case.
Under the influence of alcohol, he climbed its six-foot base and pushed the statue causing damage to it.
The incident took place around 3 am. The police arrested him within an hour with help from a CCTV footage.
This was the third such incident in recent past. An unidentified person had damaged the statue before a mentally challenged person was involved in a simiar act.
The municipal authorities had replaced the statue after the incidents. The original statue had been unveiled by former chief minister Nijalingappa.