BJP member hits civic body official with a bat

Senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya landed in hot water after a video of his son beating civic officers with a cricket bat went viral on social media on Wednesday. Vijayvargiya is currently BJP's national general secretary while his son Akash represents Indore-3 in the assembly.

The incident happened on Wednesday when the civic body officials, including Dhirendra Byas and Asit Khare, were on an anti-encroachment drive at Ganji Compound in Indore. There they met Akash and his slew of supporters who asked the officers to leave the area.

"You should leave within five minutes or else whatever happens after that will be your responsibility," Akash was quoted as saying by NDTV.  

The argument turned violent and soon Akash began began chasing and beating the officers. The two officers have now registered an FIR against Akash and his supporters.

This isn't the first time an act of violence by a politician was caught on camera. Last week, a BJP MLA from Telangana claimed that the state police had hit him on the head with a stone. However, a video clearly showed him inflicting injuries on his own head with a stone.