Chhattisgarh BJP leader, Manturam Pawar, has found himself in another controversy, this time after a video has emerged which shows his son, Nannu Pawar and those with him assaulting a man for not allowing their vehicle to pass through.
Pawar was at the centre of a storm at the beginning of this year after purported recordings emerged, which seemed to suggest financial dealings had occurred resulting in Pawar, then of the Congress, pulling out of the Antagarh by-election, leaving the BJP’s Bhojraj Nag to win virtually unopposed.
The video, shot by a passer by, shows a group of men, including Pawars son, punching, kicking, and assaulting two men repeatedly. Pawar was allegedly angered by their refusal to let the SUV, they were traveling in, overtake their motorcycle.
Pawar and his associates then allegedly forced the bike to stop a little ahead, got off, and began their assault on the two men. The incident allegedly took place in Kherkhatta in the Pakhanjur area of Kanker. Manturam Pawar has previously served as Antagarh MLA from the Congress, which falls under Kanker district.
Senior police officers told The Indian Express that thus far no case has been filed, as no complainant has come forward. M Kotwani, SP Kanker said, “Thus far no case has been filed as no complainant has come forward. For the registration of a case, there needs to be some corroboration such as either a complaint or a MLC. If that happens, the police will take action as per law.”
Manturam Pawar could not be reached for comment.