Bhopal, June 9: A Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Madhya Pradesh, Champalal Dewda has been booked for assaulting a constable inside the police station in Dewas district.
In the CCTV footage, Dewda can be seen repeatedly slapping and verbally abusing a constable.
The incident reportedly took place on Thursday night when Dewda’s nephew had entered a restricted area of the police station.
According to News18, the nephew took a water bottle from one of the accused, following which the constable questioned him.
Case registered against Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA Champalal Dewda for repeatedly slapping a constable inside a police station in state's Dewas. The incident occurred on Thursday night. @manojsharmabpl with full details. pic.twitter.com/o0GLnp0cPk
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This enraged the man, who entered into a heated argument with the constable and later informed his MLA uncle.
Later Dewda barged into the police station and started slapping the constable.
As per the media reports, a case was registered under Sections 353 (preventing a government servant from discharging his duty) and 332 (assaulting public servant) of the Indian Penal Code.
“The police offier stopped the MLA for some checking. After that, we got a report that MLA slapped one of our officers. Case has been registered & investigation is underway”, ANI quoted Anshuman Singh, SP Dewas as saying.
Reacting over the incident, Congress spokesperson Sangita Sharma stated even the policemen are not safe in the BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh. “Every section of the society was harassed in CM Shivraj’s rule,” she alleged.