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Maharashtra minister’s father allegedly slaps, abuses school employee

According to sources, V N Patil, whose foundation runs a school, was visiting another school in the tehsil to check why children were enrolling there in large number and not in his school

mumbai Updated: Jul 05, 2017 09:19 IST
Surendra P Gangan
Surendra P Gangan
Press Trust of India
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Ranjit Patil told PTI that his father has denied abusing or slapping anybody.(HT FILE)

Minister of state for home Ranjit Patil on Monday said the law will take its own course in the case allegedly involving his father.

“A formal complaint has been filed. All are equal before law and the action will be taken as per the provisions in the laws,” he said, in reaction to the controversy over his father and former legislator VB Patil slapping and abusing staffer of an education institute.

The complaint has caused embarrassment to the Fadnavis government.

Ranjit Patil who is a junior minister in the home department is considered to be close to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

In a video that went viral on social media, V N Patil was allegedly seen slapping an employee from a school in Ghungashi village in Akola.

The principal of the school lodged a complaint against Patil who was asking questions about the admissions to the school.

Although an FIR has not been filed, the complaint was made on Sunday, a day after the incident.

Patil, who also runs a school in Ghungashi village, visited Babasaheb Deshmukh school to check the roll of students. He alleged the school had illegal students on its rolls.

First Published: Jul 03, 2017 13:26 IST