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Varun threatened me,says Pilibhit panchayat member

A lawyer from Pilibhit,who is also member of the district panchayat,on Friday lodged a complaint with the police that he was attacked by local MP Varun Gandhi’s security personnel

A lawyer from Pilibhit,who is also member of the district panchayat,on Friday lodged a complaint with the police that he was attacked by local MP Varun Gandhi’s security personnel and BJP workers when he accused him of neglecting the development of the area.

In his complaint to the Madhav Tanda police station,Sanjay Vishwas alleged the MP threatened him and instigated his security men and BJP workers.

The lawyers of Pilibhit have called a meeting to discuss the matter on Saturday.

Varun Gandhi denied the allegations. “I was meeting people when the zila panchayat member arrived and started accusing me of not carrying out development work and providing facilities. As one of the party workers asked him to go away,he entered into a heated exchange with him and had a scuffle,” he said

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Varun said he intervened and asked Vishwas not to pick up a fight. The local police caught him,“but I refused to give any complaint against the person and he was released,” the MP said.

Pilibhit SP Akhilesh Kumar said Gandhi was speaking about the development work done from his MP’s fund when Vishwas,who was in the gathering,questioned his claim and had an argument.

The MP countered by asking Vishwas about the efforts he had made for development of the area as a district panchayat member. Some BJP workers also objected and had a scuffle with Vishwas. However,some people intervened and took Vishwas away,the SP said.