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BJP MLA watches as son assaults toll staffer

THE ASIAN AGE. | AMITA VERMA
Published : Feb 15, 2018, 2:08 am IST
Updated : Feb 15, 2018, 2:09 am IST

The MLA, Pooran Prakash, who was elected from Baldev constituency in Mathura, justified the attack and blamed the toll booth staff instead.

After the assault, the MLA’s son and supporters allegedly blocked the toll and allowed all cars to pass without paying toll for hours.
 After the assault, the MLA’s son and supporters allegedly blocked the toll and allowed all cars to pass without paying toll for hours.

Lucknow: A BJP MLA’s son and supporters thrashed an employee at a toll plaza in Mathura district on Tuesday and the whole incident was caught on the CCTV cameras.

According to reports, a boom barrier apparently fell on the MLA’s car when the vehicle was speeding through the toll barrier.

The toll workers said that the SUV sped through just after another car had been cleared to pass. In CCTV footage, two employees are seen bringing down the barrier as the car was trying to pass without paying.

Soon after the MLA’s son and supporters got out of the SUV and beat up the toll employee while the MLA remained seated in the vehicle

The MLA, Pooran Prakash, who was elected from Baldev constituency in Mathura, justified the attack and blamed the toll booth staff instead.

“My security vehicles went before us but still they dropped that stick on our car, even though ‘MLA’ was written on it prominently”, he pointed out.

After the assault, the MLA’s son and supporters allegedly blocked the toll and allowed all cars to pass without paying toll for hours.

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