Madhya Pradesh police constable, who pointed gun at Kamal Nath, arrested; SIT to probe case

Constable Ratnesh Pawar was overpowered by the bodyguards of Lok Sabha member Kamal Nath on Friday after he allegedly aimed his gun at the Congress leader at an airstrip in Chhindwara.

Madhya Pradesh police constable, who pointed gun at Kamal Nath, arrested; SIT to probe case
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Chhindwara: An FIR has been registered against a Madhya Pradesh police constable who had pointed a loaded rifle at senior Congress leader Kamal Nath here.

The incident took place when Nath, who was in his constituency, was boarding his private plane for Delhi from the Imli Khera airstrip when the incident took place, taking aback one and all present on the scene.

Constable Ratnesh Pawar was overpowered by the bodyguards of Lok Sabha member and former Union minister Kamal Nath on Friday after he allegedly aimed his gun at the Congress leader at an airstrip in Chhindwara.

A Special Investigating Team (SIT) has been formed to investigate the case.

Unable to make out what was happening there, dumbstruck Congress workers and leaders just watched the goings-on unfolding before their eyes.

Chhidwara Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) GK Pandey said as the 71-year-old lawmaker was boarding his plane around 4.00 pm, Pawar suddenly pointed his INSAS rifle at him. But he was immediately overpowered by the other security personnel there.

According to informed sources, during interrogation Pawar said that he was only trying to shift his rifle from one shoulder to the other.

The police is getting his health examination done and also checking his previous record.

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