PONDA: Based on a complaint filed by one Smt. Suvarna Kampala d/o Girappa, age 38 years and Shri Vijaykumar Pal both R/o H.no.12/11, Nagar, Curti, Ponda the Ponda Police register offence against MGP Ponda Candidate Dr Ketan Bhatikar for assaulting both the complainants under u/sec 323, 504, 506(ii) IPC.
According to complainants, the incident took place at Primary School, Nagzari, Curti, Ponda – Goa, when they were going to cast their vote when Dr Ketan Prabhu Bhatikar, MGP candidate for 21 – Ponda Assembly Constituency, started arguing with them and started to falsely allege that the complainant and her friend had come there to distribute money and further abused the complainant and her friend with bad words and filthy language.
Further, the complainant said Bhatikar assaulted the complainant and her friend by catching hold of their collar, slapping them on their face, and threatening the complainant and her friend with dire consequences.
While speaking to the media, both complainants alleged that Dr Ketan Bhatikar assaulted them. The lady said she was pushed from behind by Bhatikar, while the boy said Bhatikar caused injury to his neck by holding his collar.
Meanwhile, Dr Ketan Bhatikar rejected the allegations and said it was a conspiracy against his rivals to defame him. Let Police investigate the matter, he said.
He said the complainant lady was distributing money and so he and his workers opposed it.
He said the offence took place in the presence of Police and other officials at that time.
He said he didn’t even touch that lady. He will leave the Politics if the case is proved.
ZP Priya Chari also claimed that she was present on occasion, and no assault happened as claimed by complainants.