A video has gone viral which showcased Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA from Karjat, Suresh Lad, slapping and assaulting a senior bureaucrat.
In the video, it is visible that Suresh Lad smacked him. He even threatens the deputy collector while the latter pleads him to end the fight.
According to an NDTV report, the incident took place on Thursday at a meeting called by deputy collector Abhay Kalgudkar to solve land acquisition related issue. The report states that altercation took place over the compensation awarded to farmers for their land, including a land of Suresh Lad.
According to Lad, Kalgutkar deliberately delayed the procedure of land acquisition for farmers and for this, the NCP MLA along with his supporters reached Karjat Tehsildar office. Lad assaulted the official for the delay in the prcdeures and slapped Kalgutkar in his office.
Nawab Malik, NCP national spokesperson said that, "There is law in the country to protect government officials performing their duty and if the government official was assaulted, he should go and file a police complaint."
Kalgutkar said "For personal reasons I am not going to file any police complaint but I have written a letter to my senior authority".