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Akash Vijayvargiya, BJP MLA of Indore and son of BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya was seen attacking a corporation officer with a cricket bat on Tuesday.

A video clip shows Akash assaulting a municipal official who was part of an anti-encroachment drive in Indore. The BJP legislator hit the officer with a cricket bat and chased him even as security personnel tried to stop Vijayvargiya.

The officials were working to knock down a dilapidated house in Ganji Compound locality when the incident took place. The team was identifying weak structures to be demolished in view of the monsoon.

Vijayvargiya told India Today that the officers demolished the building illegally.

“The owner of the building paid the corporation to demolish it and some people were staying in the building,” the legislator said.

“I tried to reach out to the corporation, they didn’t take my calls. I have a responsibility towards the people who voted for me.” Vijayvargiya added that if required, he would beat up officers again.

BJP leader Hitesh Bajpai came in support of Akash stating that he was just attacking a corrupt officer. He stated that the officer had asked for a bribe during the anti-encroachment drive.

“You can put Akash behind the bars for using a cricket bat to beat up an officer but what about the officer who was asking for a bribe?” Bajpai said.

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