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Congress MLA slaps on-duty police, gets slapped in return

The MLA later apologised, saying “the lady constable misbehaved, abused me and almost beat me, but I should not have lost my calm. I am sorry for the incident”

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Updated: Dec 30, 2017, 01:50 AM IST

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In a video gone viral, Congress MLA Asha Kumari is seen slapping a female constable on duty during party chief Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Himachal Pradesh, only to get two slaps in return from the cop.

Former minister Dhani Ram Shandil had to intervene to quell the frayed tempers between the two women.

The MLA later apologised, saying “the lady constable misbehaved, abused me and almost beat me, but I should not have lost my calm. I am sorry for the incident”.

However, the constable has filed a complaint against the MLA.

“An FIR has been registered against Kumari under IPC sections 353 and 332 (assault or use of criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty),” SP, Shimla, Soumya said.

When the incident happened, Rahul was inside the party office where he was meeting MLAs, defeated candidates and local leaders to discuss the defeat of the Congress. The party lost to the BJP after being reduced to just 21 seats in the 68-member Assembly.

— With PTI inputs

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