A video gone viral in which NCP MLA from Karjat, Suresh Lad was seen slapping a deputy collector Abhay Kalgudkar in Maharashtra's Raigad district. The legislator however denied having assaulted the official.
Suresh Lad, a lawmaker of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) met Deputy Collector Abhay Kalgudkar in the Raigad district to settle disputes on the purchase of farm land by the government for an oil pipeline.
Lad had gone along with a group of farmers as one of the owners to be compensated for their land being acquired.
A fight soon erupted reportedly over the compensation, which many land owners including Lad said was too little.
After which the lawmaker was seen grabbing Kalgudkar and another officer by their shirts and then slapping the Deputy Collector. However, no official complaint has been filed by the official up till now.