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Shiv Sena MP Who Beat Up Air India Employee With A Slipper, Threatens To Take Legal Action

"Air India employees abused me."

26/03/2017 7:47 PM IST | Updated 26/03/2017 7:56 PM IST
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Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who allegedly assaulted a senior Air India official, on Sunday threatened to take legal action against the national carrier.

Dismissing the rumours that he had "gone into hiding" after he got down from his train en route from New Delhi to Mumbai, Gaikwad said that he hadn't spoken to the media because Shiv Sena senior leaders had asked him to not to speak to media.

"Air India employees abused me. I will take legal action against Air India," Gaikwad said.

He also demanded that an inquiry should be initiated into the video (about the incident), which has gone viral.

Gaikwad told on Sunday ANI over the phone that he would celebrate the Marathi new year Gudi Padwa and attend the Lok Sabha session in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Maintaining that he would not apologise, Gaikwad had blamed the 60-year-old airline employee whom he had beaten up with his slippers.

Meanwhile, local Sena workers burnt an effigy of Air India employees at Turori village in Gaikwad's support.

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