BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya held for thrashing official with cricket bat, sent to judicial custody
Indore, June 26: BJP MLA from Indore Akash Vijayvargiya, son of BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, was arrested on June 26 and has been sent to jail till July 7 after his bail plea was denied for attacking a government officer with a cricket bat, news agency ANI reported.
In a video that went viral on social media shows Akash Vijayvargiya, a first-time BJP legislator who represents the assembly seat of Indore-3, was seen thrashing the civic body official on camera.
Akash was arrested and a case was registered against him for assault, rioting and obstructing government work.
#WATCH Madhya Pradesh: Akash Vijayvargiya, BJP MLA and son of senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, thrashes a Municipal Corporation officer with a cricket bat, in Indore. The officers were in the area for an anti-encroachment drive. pic.twitter.com/AG4MfP6xu0— ANI (@ANI) June 26, 2019
In an exclusive byte to CNN News18, Akash said, "I have no regret for what I have done. I was provoked and I attacked in self defence."
"The Nagar Nigam team came without lady officials. They came to vacate a house which was not even in a bad condition. I was attacked inside the house, which is not seen in the video. The Congress land mafia is behind all of this," he added.
The Municipal Corporation team, which was on a drive to demolish dangerous properties ahead of the monsoon, was attacked by the young legislator armed with a cricket bat.
A case has been registered against him and 10 others.