The incident came to light after some villagers spotted the garland placed on the statue and approached police, said Adalaj police inspector J G Vaghela.
"We have initiated investigation into the matter and sought CCTV footage from around the area to identify the persons involved in this case. We are also in the process of registering an FIR," he said.
The villagers later removed the garland from the statue.
Two jawans of Home Guard and a police constable are stationed near the statue, Vaghela added.
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