Morbi BJP MLA beats up ‘drunk’ labourer, tells media ‘acted in public interest’

According to sources, Lokhil went on rampage with a sword and beat up security guard of Uma Township.

Rajkot | Updated: November 25, 2014 10:20 am
Incidentally, Amrutiya had stood trial in a murder case, but was acquitted by court a few years ago. Incidentally, Amrutiya had stood trial in a murder case, but was acquitted by court a few years ago.

BJP MLA from Morbi, Kanti Amrutiya, beat up a 24-year-old labourer after the latter created a ruckus allegedly under the influence of alcohol, in Morbi on Monday. A video of the alleged incident started doing rounds on social media by late evening. The MLA later told mediapersons that he had to “act in public interest”.

The labourer was identified as one Jagdish Lokhil, a resident of Arunoday society in Morbi. Police said the incident took place around 11 am in Uma Township, where the MLA lives.

According to sources, Lokhil went on rampage with a sword and beat up security guard of Uma Township. Later, he also clashed with Dilipsinh, personal security guard of the MLA. Hearing the brouhaha, Amrutiya reached the spot and started beating up the labourer. In the 51-second video, the MLA is seen beating the man with a stick.

Incidentally, Amrutiya had stood trial in a murder case, but was acquitted by court a few years ago.

Later, the crowd handed over Lokhil to B division police station of Morbi. The police arrested the labourer after booking him under the Prohibition Act and roaming in public with sword. Police said Lokhil was working as a daily wager in a ceramic factory in Morbi. Further investigation is on.

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  1. Chandu Chartist
    Nov 25, 2014 at 4:59 am
    IS MLA HAS RIGHT TO PUNISH ANY ONE THAN CLOSE ALL POLICE STATIONS AND COURT'S....... ACHHE DIN AA E BJP KE MP-MLA JUDGE BAN E
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      kalyan
      Nov 25, 2014 at 5:46 am
      I wonder violence by any one other than authorised bodies (like police) be accepted and considered lawful, however good the intention would have been.
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        Shammi Mehrotra
        Nov 25, 2014 at 6:38 am
        is he a policeman,what righthe has to take law in his own hands.case should be booked against him.
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          Mohan
          Nov 25, 2014 at 4:46 pm
          The Indian Express has put the word "drunk" under inverted comas as if the labourer was not drunk. Well , if that is so, that is, if he was not drunk and he was wielding a sword and beating up others at 11 am then he deserves a thrashing from someone or the other so that he may not end up actually wounding or killing someone. I don't find anything wrong with what the MLA did if the other half of the story is equally true. I am inclined to say well done !
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            mani
            Nov 25, 2014 at 4:34 am
            As per gujarat government they banned alcohol s in the state. then how come this guy drink alcohol?
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