Shiv Sena legislator Harshwardhan Jadhav was on Wednesday booked for allegedly assaulting a police inspector entrusted with protecting party chief Uddhav Thackeray.
The incident took place on Wednesday after Thackeray had arrived in Nagpur on Wednesday for the assembly s ession and Jadhav went to a hotel to meet him.
At the hotel, inspector Parag Jadhav of the special protection unit, Nashik, allegedly prevented the MLA from meeting Thackeray.
An enraged Harshwardhan then reportedly thrashed the police inspector.
Parag later went to the Sonegaon police station and lodged a for mal complaint against the Sena legislator.
The Sonegaon police then booked Harshwardhan under sections 353 and 323 of the Indian Penal Code.
Harshwardhan has been in hot water in the past, too, for his alleged involvement in violent incidents.
The Aurangabad police had once accused him of trying to run over a sub-inspector who had stopped his vehicle in the wake of security restrictions for the then chief minister Prithviraj Chavan’s visit to Ellora.
This led to a scuffle between Harshwardhan and the policemen who were posted for the chief minister’s bandobast duty.
Harshwardhan, a for mer Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader, had also triggered a controversy after he allegedly beat up a woman police officer at Ellora near Aurangabad.