Union minister Ramdas Athawale slapped; accused beaten up by supporters

Mumbai: Union minister Ramdas Athawale has been slapped by a man at a public event in Maharashtra’s Ambernath town, police said.

The incident took place Saturday night as the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment was coming down from the stage, a police official said.

The accused has been identified as Pravin Gosavi. He was later beaten up by Athwale’s supporters.

Gosavi has been shifted to the state-run J J hospital in Mumbai after receiving initial treatment in Ambernath, police said.
The motive behind the attack was not known and police are investigating the matter.

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