PUBLIC RELATIONS Assistant Director Pankaj Mittal was beaten up by State Urja Vikas Nigam chairman Dilip Singh Shekhawat and some youth BJP leaders in Ujjain on Thursday following an argument at a function near here.
Politicians and officials had assembled at village Panth Piplai on the outskirts of the town on Indore Road to welcome the Azad Sandesh Yatra. Mittal was asking the leaders to give their names for inclusion in a press release when Shekhawat allegedly started thrashing Mittal saying, ‘‘you officials have crossed your limits’. The PRO sustained injuries on his face and shoulders.
Mittal later went to the Neelganga police station and filed a complaint. After a medical examination, a case under Sections 353 and 34 of the IPC was registered against Shekhawat, Rajpal Singh Sisodia and others. Sisodia is State general secretary of BJYM.
According to Ujjain District Collector Neeraj Mandloi, Mittal allegedly had an argument with the BJP leaders over some issue following which he was allegedly manhandled by the BJP leaders.