Gujarat High Court criticises gun-toting Congress MP
The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday criticised Congress Member of Parliament (MP) Vitthal Radadiya for threatening employees of a toll plaza in Vadodara city of Gujarat with a gun.
Slamming the MP from Porbandar in Gujarat, the court said: "This is not the way a Member of Parliament behaves."
A first information report (FIR) was registered against Radadiya, who was caught on camera earlier this moth threatening employees of a toll plaza in Vadodara city with a gun.
Radadiya' s lawyer had appealed to the Gujarat High Court to quash the FIR.
Radadiya said he pointed the gun to the employees in self-defence even though no other person was seen anywhere near him on camera for most part.
According to reports, Radadiya's car was stopped at a toll booth at Karjan village near Vadodara and a toll booth employee reportedly asked the MP to show his identification card.
Radadiya's driver showed him a photocopy of it.
The MP reportedly came out of the car with his gun and pointed it to the employee when he asked to show the original identification card.
"I am an MP. I deserve respect," Radadiya said.
He said he grabbed the gun in self-defence as 15 people surrounded his car.
"I acted in self defence. Where is the police on a highway?" he said.
"When I got down I was called a bogus MP. If a person calls me a bogus MP, they say my card is false, what do I do?" Radadiya said.