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Ramdas Athawale slapped, pushed by man at Maharashtra event

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Dec 9, 2018, 10:15 am IST
Updated : Dec 9, 2018, 10:19 am IST

The man has been identified as Pravin Gosavi and has been detained by police for further investigation. 

The incident occurred as the minister came down after addressing meeting when the accused suddenly lunged at him, pushed and slapped him.  (Photo: File)
 The incident occurred as the minister came down after addressing meeting when the accused suddenly lunged at him, pushed and slapped him.  (Photo: File)

Thane: Union Minister of State Ramdas Athawale was allegedly pushed and assaulted by a man after a function in Ambernath town, late on Saturday night.

The incident occurred as the minister came down after addressing meeting when the accused suddenly lunged at him, pushed and slapped him. 

Some of the supporters rushed to minister’s aid, pushed away the attacker and roughed him up. 

The motive behind the attack in not known. The man has been identified as Pravin Gosavi, an activist of Republican Party of India and has been detained by police for further investigation. 

Tags: mumbai, ramdas athawale, republican party of india
Location: India, Maharashtra, Thane (Thana)