BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh police constable was overpowered by the bodyguards of Congress Lok Sabha member and former Union minister Kamal Nath on Friday after he allegedly aimed his gun at the Congress leader at an airstrip in Chhindwara, police said.
Nath was about to fly from Imli Khera to Delhi, when constable Ratnesh Pawar pointed his rifle towards the plane. The constable's suspicious move was evaded soon after other policemen at the spot noticed it and intervened.
"The incident took place when Nath was about to board a chartered plane for Delhi," additional superintendent of police Neeraj Soni said.
Ratnesh Pawar allegedly took aim at Nath with his service rifle but the security guards of the nine-time MP from Chhindwara promptly overpowered him.
In view of the incident, Pawar was suspended soon after. Pawar who joined the police force in 2008 had served across several police stations in the state.
Nath, in the meantime, had boarded the aircraft. Pawar was suspended and SP (city) asked to conduct an inquiry into the incident, Soni said.
Soon after the incident, Rajya Sabha member and Madhya Pradesh's former Advocate General Vivek Trikha took to Twitter to express displeasure over the incident. On Twitter he asked if the incident was an instance of politics of hatred.