The September 1931 photo, in which Gandhi is seen walking alongside Indian politician Madan Mohan Malaviya after the second session of India's Round Table Conference in London, is signed "MK Gandhi" with a fountain pen, Efe reported.
The local police have apprehended the person and said that there was no political relation in the matter. The man had broken the spectacles on Gandhi's statue in Thaliperambu area of the city on Thursday morning.
The apex court said the plea seeking retrial of the case was based on academic research but that cannot from the basis to reopen the matter which happened years ago.
Typed in faint ink and with a bold, unaffected signature, the letter was part of a private collection for the past several decades and is now being sold by the Pennsylvania-based Raab Collection.
The bench said that now with technology, it was possible to get the forensic evidence but it would see whether the case was required to be re-investigated.
School students in Maharashtra will soon get to read about various facets of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with the state education department ordering a purchase of nearly 1.5 lakh books on his life.
Many school conduct functions on this day in which students croon patriotic songs and perform plays.
The apex court made it clear that it would go only by law and not the stature of the person involved in the case.
Senior advocate Amrendra Sharan told the Supreme Court on Monday that there is no evidence to suggest that Mahatma Gandhi by person other than Nathuram Godse.
In a statement, the GoI said "now is a critical time to replace the lens of those glasses (Gandhi's glasses in the Swachh Bharat hoardings) with the human rights lens."
Mahatma Gandhi's great-grandson Tushar Gandhi today moved the Supreme Court opposing a plea seeking reopening of the 70-year-old assassination case of the Mahatma.
Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead on January 30, 1948 in New Delhi by Nathuram Godse.
During the hearing which lasted about 15 minutes, the apex court was initially of the view that "nothing can be done in law" in the case which has been decided long ago.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Swachh Bharat campaign launched by him three years ago has today become a "mass movement"
President Ram Nath Kovind today paid rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at his birthplace Kirti Mandir in Gujarat's Porbandar, and stressed that cleanliness was a "multi-stakeholder" national movement
''Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever,'' said Gandhiji.