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Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad booked by Delhi Police for assaulting Air India staffer

LiveMint logoLiveMint 24-03-2017 PTI

New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Friday registered an FIR against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for assaulting an Air India staffer and transferred the case to its Crime Branch.

A case has been registered under sections 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 355 (assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour person) of IPC, said Dependra Pathak, Delhi Police’s chief spokesperson and special commissioner (operations). “We are transferring the case to Crime Branch for a thorough probe,” he said.

Ravindra Gaikwad’s Air India assault sparks push for no-fly list

Gaikwad, the Lok Sabha MP from Maharashtra’s Osmanabad seat, slapped and hit 60-year-old duty manager Sukumar Raman “25 times” with his sandal when the official persuaded him to disembark after the plane landed at the IGI airport in New Delhi from Pune.

The MP refused to alight, holding up the aircraft for over 40 minutes on Thursday. Two complaints were received in this regard: one from Air India and the other from Sukumar. On Thursday, the Delhi Police said they were seeking legal opinion on the matter and the FIR was lodged on Friday after obtaining the sane.

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