UP lawyer alleges Maneka Gandhi slapped him, kicked him; probe on

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Pilibhit, Oct 3: The Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Thursday landed in a controversy after a lawyer accused her of slapping him.

Dharamedra Kumar Verma, a lawyer, who is said to be close to the ruling-Samajwadi Party, has levelled allegations that Pilibhit MP, Maneka, slapped, kicked and confined him to a room.

"Verma, who is a resident of Barkehda area, complained that some BJP workers arrived at his house on Thursday morning and forcibly took him to Maneka at her camp office in Shanker Salvent Bhawan on Bisalpur road", Superintendent of Police Sonia Singh said.

"She (Gandhi) slapped me without citing any reason," Verma alleged.

However, representative of the Union minister, Ashvini Agarwal, said that there is no truth in the complaint and neither the minister nor he was aware of anyone by that name.

The SP said that Circle Officer, Subeg Singh Siddhu, has been asked to probe the complaint and if required an FIR will be lodged on its basis.

Verma is a former district unit president of SP's lawyers cell.

OneIndia News

(With PTI inputs)

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