A video has surfaced purportedly showing a Bharatiya Janata Party legislator and his supporters thrashing toll plaza staff after he was asked to pay the money for the vehicles in his cavalcade in Fatehganj area of Bareilly.
"Mahendra Yadav, the BJP MLA from Biswan in Sitapur, andhis supporters beat up the employees of Fatehganj west tollplaza on April 17 after he was asked to deposit toll whilegoing to Delhi," manager of the toll plaza, Vaibhav Sharma, alleged.
The video of the incident has gone viral on electronicand social media.
A case has been registered in this connection at theFatehganj police station.
Later the MLA regretted the behaviour of his supporters, Sharma said.
SP Dehat Yamuna Prasad said an FIR against three to four unknown persons has been registered for thrashing toll plaza workers and investigations are on.
The video is being checked to ascertain the registration numbers of the vehicles and other details and Circle Officer Mirganj has been asked to conduct the probe in this connection, he said. -- PTIIMAGE: A screengrab from the video.