Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya on Wednesday thrashed a municipal corporation officer in Indore with a cricket bat.

India Today Web DeskNew DelhiJune 26, 2019UPDATED: June 26, 2019 13:54 IST

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Akash Vijayvargiya beating up the officer with a cricket bat. (Screen grab: ANI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Indore BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya thrashed a municipal officer with a cricket bat
  • Vijayvargiya got into a heated argument with the officer during an anti-encroachment drive
  • BJP leaders have said the officer was asking for bribe

Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya, who is the son of veteran party leader Kailash Vijayvargiya thrashed a civic worker in Indore with a cricket bat in full public glare.

The BJP MLA went about beating up the officer even as media persons surrounded him with cameras and recorded the entire incident.

The municipal corporation officer who the BJP leader thrashed was in the area to carry out an anti-encroachment drive.

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#WATCH Madhya Pradesh: Akash Vijayvargiya, BJP MLA and son of senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, thrashes a Municipal Corporation officer with a cricket bat, in Indore. The officers were in the area for an anti-encroachment drive.8721:14 PM – Jun 26, 20191,141 people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy

The officer and Vijayvargiya engaged in an argument when it heated up. Soon, the BJP MLA started beating up the officer with a cricket bat.

BJP leader Hitesh Bajpai told India Today TV that Akash Vijayvargiya thrashed the officer because he asked for bribe during the encroachment drive in Indore on Wednesday.

“You can put Akash behind the bars for using a cricket bat to beat up an officer but what about the officer who was asking for bribe,” said Bajpai during a conversation with India Today TV.

In a video that has now gone viral, MLA Vijayvargiya can be seen threatening the officers saying, “You should leave within five minutes orelse whatever happens after that will be your responsibility.”