Mumbai: The five Maharashtra MLAs, who were allegedly involved in thrashing a policeman inside the premises of state Assembly, have been suspended from the House till the end of the year. (Agencies)
The MLAs were among a group of nearly 10 legislators who had allegedly slapped and punched Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Suryavanshi inside the premises of Maharashtra Assembly.
Suryavanshi was allegedly beaten up by a group of MLAs including KshitijThakur, Kadam, Rajan Salvi (Shiv Sena), Pradeep Jaiswal (Independent), among others, on the first floor of the Vidhan Bhavan.
The cop was assaulted for stopping the vehicle of Kshitij Thakur on Monday on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link when the MLA was on his way to attend the Legislative Assembly session.
Thakur was fined because his vehicle had exceeded the speed limit. There was an altercation between the legislator and the policeman, during which the latter allegedly misbehaved with Thakur.
On Tuesday morning, Thakur, who represents the Vasai assembly constituency, moved a breach of privilege notice against Suryavanshi and gave a detailed account of the policeman's "misbehaviour." Angered by Thakur's information, members cutting across party lines demanded the policeman's suspension.
Suryavanshi was sitting in the visitor's gallery at that time and some of the MLAs saw him making "provocative" gestures with his hand and was looking down at the assembly members. They caught hold of Suryavanshi at the entrance to the visitors’ gallery on the first floor and allegedly thrashed him.
Mumbai: The five Maharashtra MLAs, who were allegedly involved in thrashing a policeman inside the premises of state Assembly, have been suspended from the House till the end of the year.