Mhow: BJP MLA from Dhar, Kalu Singh Thakur, was allegedly manhandled by employees of a toll booth following which five employees have been booked by the police in Indore district, police said on Tuesday.
Trouble started last night when employees of the toll booth under Manpur police station limits refused to let Thakur's vehicle pass the toll gate without paying the tax.
An altercation took place between the two sides in which the MLA was allegedly manhandled, Manpur police station inspector Kamlesh Sharma said.
Public representatives, including MLAs among others, are exempted from paying the toll tax, he said. A case under IPC sections 294 (obscene act or words) and 323 (causing hurt) and relevant sections of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 has been registered against five persons by Manipur police, Sharma said.
Three accused have been identified as C P Upadhyay, Santosh Dixit and Chetan. A manhunt has been launched to nab the accused, the police inspector said. This is for the second time that employees of the toll booth in Manpur have been booked following complaint by a legislator.
Piror to this, Dhar district's Kukshi constituency Congress MLA Honey Singh Baghel, also a tribal legislator, had lodged a police case against this toll booth's employees when they allegedly misbehaved with him in 2014.