India, May 16 -- Amid rallies to protest the desecration of Bengal renaissance icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's bust and demands that closed circuit television footage of Tuesday's vandalism be made public, it has emerged that CCTV cameras in Vidyasagar College have not been functioning for the past two months.

Two CCTV cameras are installed outside the building on College Street (now Bidhan Sarani) and one is in the room where the Vidyasagar bust, made of Plaster of Paris, was kept inside a glass box. "The cameras have not been functioning over the past two months due to repair work of electrical fittings," said Sanu Makal, president of the college unit of the Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (students' union) and a third-year studen...