PATNA – RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s elder son Tej Pratap landed himself into a fresh controversy when his bouncers thrashed a media person during the seventh and final phase of voting on Sunday in Patna.
The incident happened when Tej came out of a polling booth located on the Veterinary College premises and cameramen followed him for pictures and bytes. Soon, a freelance photojournalist’s foot allegedly came under the wheels of Tej Pratap’s car and he lost balance. Moments later, the windscreen of RJD chief’s car was found damaged.
The bouncers escorting the RJD leader pounced upon the photojournalist and thrashed him while the policemen on duty remained a mute spectator.
“Tej Pratap’s bouncers thrashed the cameraman who was just doing his work. He was trying to take his visual when the incident occurred. His leg also got crushed by Tej Pratap’s car”, video journalists who were present during the incident said.
However, Tej later dismissed the allegation and said that the attack was part of a conspiracy to “kill him”.
“My bouncers didn’t do anything. I have filed an FIR and asked the police to take appropriate action against the photographer who was involved in the incident”, Lalu’s elder son said.
The incident drew strong condemnation from local journalists here who demanded an apology from RJD chief’s son.
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