NEW DELHI: Delhi Police after taking legal opinion has filed a case against Shive Sena Member of Parliament (MP) Ravindra Gaikwad for assaulting an Air India staffer.
Case has been given to Delhi police crime branch for investigation, “After taking legal opinion, Delhi police has registered a case under sections 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 355 (assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour person) of IPC, against Ravindra Gaikwad,” said Dependra Pathak, Delhi Police's chief spokesperson and special commissioner (operations).
"We are transferring the case to Crime Branch for a thorough probe," he said. When asked whether Delhi police will arrest the MP or not, Pathak skipped the question and said that legal procedures will be followed.
Gaikwad, the Lok Sabha MP from Maharashtra's Osmanabad seat, slapped and hit 60-year-old duty manager R Sukumar "25 times" with his sandal when the official persuaded him to disembark after the plane landed at the IGI airport here from Pune.
The MP refused to alight, holding up the aircraft for over 45 minutes. Two complaints were received in this regard- one from Air India and the other from Sukumar.