BJP MLA from Bagli, Champalal Devda, allegedly slapped a constable at a police station in Madhya Pradesh’s Udaynagar district on Thursday. According to news agency PTI, Devda stormed into the police station and slapped the constable twice after he got into a dispute with the MLA’s son. A video of the incident, which was caught on CCTV camera at the station, has gone viral.
A case has been registered against the MLA and those who accompanied him to the station under Sections 353 (preventing a government servant from discharging his duty), 332 (assaulting public servant) and other relevant offences of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
BJP spokesperson Shambhu Agarwal, meanwhile, said he would make a statement after “an impartial probe”, reported PTI. He added that Devda is not known to carry out such behaviour.
(with PTI inputs)