Bharatiya Janata Party mob: Lawmaker's husband slaps Police officer over traffic fine row
The argument ensued a fight, where Lawmaker's husband Meghwal slapped the police officer
While Bharatiya Janata Party is busy with assembly elections in 5 states, the latest action in one of the key states of BJP's ruling can be a disruption for the leaders.
The reports have said that a Rajasthan lawmaker's husband barged into a Kota police station with a large group and allegedly slapped a police officer, over a traffic ticket to a BJP worker. Four policemen, including the officer who was slapped, have been transferred after the brawl on Monday, which has been partly caught on camera.
NDTV reported that Naresh Meghwal, the husband of BJP lawmaker Chandrakanta Meghwal, is seen on camera shouting and arguing with the police. The policemen were surrounded by the belligerent group, which demanded that the traffic fine is cancelled.
The argument ensued a fight, where Meghwal slapped the police officer, following which other policemen used batons on the crowd. The workers retaliated by throwing stones at the policemen.
The officer in charge of the police station said a cop was manhandled and thrashed. A complaint was registered against Meghwal and half a dozen BJP workers.
However, the lawmaker Chandrakanta Meghawal said her husband and other workers were attacked and detained by the police. "No police station should have such cops. They attacked us and many of the workers are in the hospital," she told reporters.
She alleged that in the fight, her sari was torn and her bangles broken.
"Four policemen have been sent to the police lines and a high-level enquiry will look into the matter," said Kota Superintendent of Police Sawai Singh Godara.
Rajasthan minister Rajendra Rathore said, "No one has the right to take the law into their hands we will investigate the matter and take appropriate action." Rathore also said Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had been informed about the incident.