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Rickshaw puller thrashed by cop for crossing CM Hooda's path

A rickshaw puller was beaten up by a policeman when he inadvertently entered a road crossing in Gurgaon that had been cordoned off for Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's convoy.

india Updated: Jan 13, 2014 20:54 IST

A rickshaw puller was beaten up by a policeman when he inadvertently entered a road crossing in Gurgaon that had been cordoned off for Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's convoy.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), whose volunteers rushed the injured Sanjay Sahu to a hospital, condemned the assault with its leader Yogendra Yadav saying that dismantling this “VIP culture” is what his party is about to begin.

Sahu, 40, was assaulted by traffic policeman Ram Niwas after he entered a road on 4/7 crossing that was blocked off for Hooda's convoy on Sunday, Ramesh Yadav, convener of AAP in Gurgaon, said.

Hooda had come to the district to attend a function organised by Haryana sports minister Sukhbir Kataria.

“The ASI accidentally hit the rickshaw puller for which he has offered a written apology," station house officer (SHO) Kuldip Singh said.

“Despite the apology, AAP volunteers have unnecessarily highlighted the issue,” he said, adding that the rickshaw puller was not interested in pursuing the matter.

“I am not surprised with what has happened. This is precisely what makes people's blood boil...Dismantling this VIP culture is what AAP is about to begin,” Yadav told a press conference in Chandigarh.