Mumbai: A Maharashtra legislator on Friday
allegedly assaulted a government employee at the secretariat
here, triggering a protest by the staff, police said.
An FIR was registered against Bacchu Kadu, Independent
MLA from Achalpur in Amravati district, who slapped
Chandrawadan Hagavane (35), a clerk at the Health Department,
for allegedly asked for a bribe to complete some pending work,
He was booked under IPC Sections 332 (voluntarily
causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) and 353
(assault or criminal force to deter public servant from
discharge of his duty) and efforts are on to trace him, said Z
M Gharad, Senior Inspector at Marine Drive Police Station.
Irate employees later staged a noisy protest at the
secretariat and declared that they will stop cooperating with
the lawmaker for works related to his constituency in the
backward Vidarbha region.
The clerk was taken to government-run G T hospital
where he was given first aid on his jaw, Gharad said.