The VCK cadre protested and raised slogans. They alleged the District Collector was inciting communal hatred. They questioned if Ambedkar was a caste leader or a national leader.
The planned inauguration of a Dr BR Ambedkar statue in Neravy village which triggered controversy and opposition and the district administration was concerned it could disturb the peace.
Some empty liquor bottles were found placed on the pedestal of the statue in Dhamangaon Liha village.
Station House officer Santosh Kumar Singh said a case has been registered against unidentified persons for vandalising the statue.
Police appealed to people not to believe in rumours, saying the action would be taken against those responsible for it.
Some anti-social elements damaged the statue on Sunday night, SHO Raj Kumar Singh said, adding that the villagers found the hand of the statute broken in the morning.
Police also said they have formed a 10-member team of villagers to ensure security for the statue.