- The incident was captures on cell phone cameras
- It took place outside a PCR in Guna, 200 km from Bhopal
- Girls were related to Shobhna Raghuvanshi, BJP block president
Trouble began when three girls belonging to the family of Shobhna Raghuvanshi, the BJP block president, were stopped by the police for riding a scooter without helmets. As they were being fined for traffic violations, the girls called up their family members, police said.
The BJP leader's husband, Rajiv Raghuvanshi, who is the uncle of the girls, arrived at the spot within minutes along with his supporters and a scuffle broke out in which constable Ashutosh Tiwari was pushed to the ground and roughed up.
As another policeman tries to intervene, Mr Raghuvanshi is seen in a video threatening him.
The police have filed two cases of obstructing a government officer from doing his duty and another of beating up a government officer on duty. Two accused have been taken into custody, but not Mr Raghuvanshi.
However, Mr Raghuvanshi has alleged that the police only adhered to one side of the story.
"The girls called up my brother saying they were being fined for traffic violation. When we came here, a few words were exchanged with the police and then during the heated argument, they started pushing each other. Then the cops filed a one-sided case," said the husband of the BJP block president.