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Latest News: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale Slapped, Assaulted

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Union Minister Ramdas Athawale Slapped by Man

A youth allegedly pushed and assaulted Union Minister of State Ramdas Athawale after a function in Ambernath town, late on Saturday night, officials said.

The incident occurred as the Minister came down after addressing a meeting when the youth suddenly lunged at him, pushed him, and slapped him on the face, according to eyewitnesses.

Even as some supporters rushed to the Minister’s aid, pushed away the attacker and roughed him up, Athawale’s personal bodyguards and police security pinned him down and whisked him away from the venue.

Though appearing a bit shaken by the incident, the Minister departed for Mumbai shortly thereafter, while the youth was detained by police for investigations.

(Source: IANS)

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Updated: December 9, 2018 — 2:43 am
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