An old video taken in 2016 has become viral again on social media. Maharashtra BJP was amidst a Tiranga yatra which ended near Tumsar town.
It is being reported that while the procession reached Tumsar police station, there seemed to have been some altercation taken place between the constable, Raju Sathva and the driver of BJP MLA. The police alleged that the driver was drunk, misbehaved and was causing lawlessness during the function and therefore they had to detain him. As per sources the constable was right in arresting the driver at that point in time.
This did not go down well with the driver’s boss, who happened to be a powerful man in the area, the MLA of Bhandara, near Nagpur.
When driver complained to him, brazen and power driven BJP MLA Ramchandra Punaji Avsare immediately reached the Tumsar police station once the programme got over. He has been caught on camera ruthlessly slapping a police constable.
Avsare is seen extremely furious in the video and constantly asking the man in uniform,
“Who is he? Why did he beat him?”
While he kept repeating this in rage, the other policemen around could barely do anything to stop him from beating the constable. In fact, a senior official is seen calming down the MLA, instead of arresting him as per law.
The police later showed courage and booked the MLA under sections 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace)
Angry citizens have questioned this act of the MLA :
Maharashtra: BJP MLA Ramchandra Avasare who had slapped a police officer in a police station, surrenders in Tumsar pic.twitter.com/xvEMl7klji
— ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2016