Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya, the son of senior party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, was caught on camera assaulting a municipal corporation officer on Wednesday with a cricket bat during an argument over a demolition drive in Ganji compound area.
When contacted, the SSP of Indore, Ruchi Vardhan Mishra, said an FIR will be registered in the case and if needed, the MLA could be arrested.
According to eye-witnesses, even as locals were protesting razing of a house, Akash, who was a part of the protest, warned the team of civic body staff of consequences if they do not leave the spot.
At the same time, the MLA’s supporters removed the keys of the earth moving machine brought along by the civic body team to carry out demolition, they said.
Amid heated exchange, Akash Vijayvargiya brought out a cricket bat and started hitting an officer who was talking over his mobile phone, an act recorded on camera. Supporters of the MLA also attacked the officer and abused him while police personnel present at the spot tried to bring the situation under control.