Ranchi: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Jharkhand was filmed slapping and abusing a District transport officer on Tuesday.
BJP leader Rajdhani Yadav argued and attacked the District Transport Officer (DTO) of Latehar, F Barla, for removing a nameplate from his vehicle carrying his designation and name.
#WATCH Latehar: BJP leader Rajdhani Yadav slaps and argues with District transport officer over removal of a nameplate from his personal car. Yadav was later arrested. #Jharkhand pic.twitter.com/TPOBmqwUWv
— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2018
Yadav has now been arrested.
In the footage tweeted by news agency ANI, the BJP leader is seen rushing towards the official and thrashing him.
Abusing in Hindi, Yadav asks why was he not served a notice first. As the official protests, another man soon joins Yadav to threaten him.
Barla received injuries and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Several people were seen filming the entire incident on cellphones.
Yadav is also district vice-president of BJP's 20-point programme.
It is unclear on what grounds was the government official removing the nameplate.
(With agency inputs)