Man held for slapping BJP MP at a wedding function

AHEMADABAD: Ram Labadiya, who had allegedly slapped  BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Shankar Vegad in presence of the district collector and others, during a mass marriage function in Surendranagar has been arrested.

He has been held on Monday in an old case of assaulting a lawyer outside a local court in Dhrangadhra taluka of Surendranagar district two weeks back, said police.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Dhrangadhra, M R Sharma said.“We have arrested Labadiya today in a case of assaulting a lawyer outside Dhrangadhra taluka court two weeks back. He originally hails from Than taluka and currently lives in Surendranagar. Labadiya is facing 15 such cases of assault.”

After his arrest ‘B’ Division police of Surendranagar, D J Vaghela lodged a FIR against Labadiya for attacking Vegad.

“As Vegad refused to file a complaint, we have lodged a complaint from our side against Labadiya, who allegedly slapped the MP when he was addressing a gathering of the Bharwad community. We will take his custody from Dhrangadhra police soon,” said Vaghela.

“I was upset because Vegad or any other political leader did nothing for the Bharwad community. They only do lip service instead of doing something concrete” Vegad told media persons.