Mathura: A BJP MLA from Rajasthan was allegedly beaten up with sticks by a group of armed men who robbed him of Rs 12,000 and other valuables here, police said.
Bacchu Singh Bansiwal, BJP MLA from Rajasthan`s Bayana, was allegedly assaulted by over half-a-dozen car-borne youths last evening at Goverdhan crossing which falls under Chhatta police station area here, SSP Mathura Nitin Tewari said.
The MLA said the assailants robbed him of Rs 12,000 cash, his mobile phone and the keys of his Scorpio car before fleeing from the spot, SSP Tiwari added.
Bansiwal`s driver Jitendra and two other persons present in the car were also beaten up when they tried to rescue the legislator, he said.
"Two teams have been formed to nab the culprits. No one has been arrested so far," the SSP said, adding, the MLA`s car was later brought to police station and handed over to him.
Bansiwal, who was on his way to Gurgaon from his native village in Rajasthan, proceeded on his journey.