In a shocking incident of its kind, BJP MLA slapped a cop on Wednesday night at Bhandara. A video shows Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ramchandra Punaj Avasare walking to a policeman in front of a police station and hitting him. While another policeman on duty tried to calm down the drunk politician, he is seen shouting at the cop.
The incident happened in Maharashtra’s Bhandara area. Further details in the incident re yet to be known. Avsare represents the Bhandara Assembly Constituency. Earlier, he was associated with Shiv Sena.
As a matter of fact, the BJP MLA had taken out a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ on Wednesday from Bhandara. The Yatra was to culminate in Tumsar. During the Yatra, the driver of the MLA was stopping midway and clicking photos of the event by mingling in the participants. This act of the driver was irritating the policemen on security duty. The policeman Raju Sathavane had an exchange of words with the driver and could possibly be telling him to stop clicking photos in the middle of the Yatra. This action of the policeman, it seems, did not go down well with the MLA.
On the other hand, Avasare accused Sathavane of slapping his driver instead of polite words. After the rally was over, the MLA came to know about the “behavior” of Sathavane and he walked towards Police Station and slapped the policeman “in a fit of anger.” And he has no regrets about it, too. The MLA is lawyer by profession and still took the law into his hands.
At present, the ‘victim’ policeman has lodged a complaint with Tumsar Police Station. According to police, the driver was under the influence of liquor and was “advised” not to create nuisance.
Police have registered a case against MLA under section 353.
Yesterday, AV has reported about Suresh Lad, Nationalist Congress Party MLA from Karjat in Raigad district had hit the deputy collector and an employee of a private firm on August 11 over the issues of the land acquisition for a gas pipeline project. The police have registered a criminal case against Lad also.