November 25, 2011

Man who slapped Pawar attacked in court

New Delhi:Angry over slapping of NCP chief and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday, an NCP youth wing worker on Friday slapped Pawar's attacker on court premises.

"I will slap Harvind Singh whenever I meet him," said the NCP worker Dinesh Kumar.

Meanwhile, NCP workers protested outside Patiala House Court in Delhi in protest against the Pawar attack

The Delhi court on Friday sends Harvinder Singh, the man who slapped Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday, to 14 days judicial custody. 

Angry with corruption and price rise, Harvinder had slapped Pawar at the NDMC centre in Delhi.

A transporter in his thirties, Harvinder had reportedly assaulted former Telecom Minister Sukhram outside Rohini Court on Saturday after he was sentenced in a corruption case.

"I came planned to the event to slap the minister," Singh told reporters who had gone to cover the literary function.

"All of them are corrupt," he shouted when he was removed from security and policemen.

Wielding a small kirpan, the youth said things could have been worse but for the observance of martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur on Thursday.

While the attack on Pawar was slammed by the politicians and NCP workers, Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena on Thursday announced a cash reward for Singh for his move.