A former minister of Madhya Pradesh and senior BJP leader KL Agrawal was assaulted by two people allegedly over political rivalry in Shivpuri district, about 250 km north from state capital, late last night, the police said on Wednesday.
Home minister Babulal Gaur has ordered a probe into the case and instructed the police to nab the accused at the earliest.
"I have instructed the director general of police (DGP) to conduct a probe and nab the accused soon," said Gaur, while talking to reporters in Balaghat district.
The incident occurred at village Lukwasa under Kolaras police station in Shivpuri district on Tuesday night when KL Agrawal had gone to attend a marriage party.
The former minister was sitting with some people, when two people, identified as Atul Bhadauria and Sanju Bhadauria, attacked him.
The accused slapped the former minister and also trained a gun on him.
Agarwal had a narrow escape as people present at the party managed overpowered Atul and handed him over to the police.
The other assailant, Sanju, however, managed to flee.
"Sanju works for a local MLA, who is my political rival. It seems that they attacked me due to political rivalry," said former minister Agrawal, while talking to HT over the phone from Kolaras on Wednesday.
In-charge of Kolaras police station, RS Rathore said a case had been registered under Sections 458, 296, 506,323 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code against two people.