Maharashtra BJP leader Pasha Patel abuses journalist at press conference; police register case

After a video clip showing BJP leader Pasha Patel abusing a journalist at a press conference went viral, police in Maharashtra registered a case against him

PTI September 18, 2017 08:18:13 IST
Maharashtra BJP leader Pasha Patel abuses journalist at press conference; police register case

Mumbai: After a video clip showing BJP leader Pasha Patel abusing a journalist at a press conference went viral, Latur police in Maharashtra on Sunday registered a case against him.

Patel, however, said it was a conspiracy against him.

The incident took place at Latur on Saturday.

The journalist, who is from a news channel, today filed a complaint against Patel under IPC sections 294 (uttering obscene words in public), 504 (intentional insult
with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) at Vivekanand police station in the Latur city.

When asked for his comment, Patel, who is the head of agriculture price commission set up by the Maharashtra government, today said "this is a conspiracy against me by my rivals" and added that he would not tender apology.

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