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09/12/2018 10:03 AM IST | Updated 09/12/2018 10:03 AM IST

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale Slapped At Public Event In Maharashtra

The incident took place Saturday night as the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment was coming down from the stage, a police official said

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Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale in a file photo

MUMBAI— Union minister Ramdas Athawale has been slapped by a man at a public event in Maharashtra's Ambernath town, police said.

The incident took place Saturday night as the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment was coming down from the stage, a police official said.

The accused has been identified as Pravin Gosavi. He was later beaten up by Athwale's supporters.

Gosavi has been shifted to the state-run J J hospital in Mumbai after receiving initial treatment in Ambernath, police said.

The motive behind the attack was not known and police are investigating the matter