Lad alleges that the deputy collector was deliberately delaying the procedure of land acquisition for farmers.
Lad’s party distanced itself from the shameful act. NCP national spokesperson Nawab Malik said there is law in the country to protect government officials performing their duty. If the official was assaulted he should file a police complaint
Meanwhile the deputy collector Abhay Kalgutkar has refused to file a police complaint for personal reasons, but he has written to his senior authority.
It remains to be seen whether the police will take suo moto cognizance of the incident and file a case against the MLA.