Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kailash Vijayvargiya's son has been sent to jail till 7 July after his bail plea was denied for attacking a civic body official in Indore, Madhya Pradesh with a cricket bat, reports NDTV.
Akash Vijayvargiya, a first-time BJP MLA from Indore-3 assembly segment of the state, was arrested after he was seen thrashing the civic body official on camera. The dramatic scenes unfolded in the presence of policemen and media as the young politician and his supporters chased the official with a cricket bat in the public.
An FIR was registered against him for assault, rioting and obstructing government work.
According to the report, as a team of municipal corporation officers led by Dhirendra Byas and Asit Khare were on an anti-encroachment drive in the Ganji Compound area of Indore, they were approached by Akash Vijayvargiya and his supporters.
"You should leave within five minutes or else whatever happens after that will be your responsibility," Akash told the officers leading to a heated argument which soon turned into a full-blown attack.
"I told them (the officials) to leave in 10 minutes and said we couldn't tolerate it any longer. I am an elected representative. It is my responsibility to sort out the issues between the residents and the authorities. I was making every effort. But the civic body officials were indulging in dadagiri and weren't listening to the people," Akash Vijayvargiya told reporters later, as reported by NDTV.