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Nitin Gadkari hit with shoe in Pune; Attacker detained

October 7, 2014 | By

Pune, Maharashtra: Former BJP president and central minister Nitin Gadkari was hit by a shoe last evening (Oct. 06) during a political rally held in poll-bound Pune in Maharashtra state. Nitin Gadkari was attacked by an unkown persons who hit Nitin Gadkari with his shoe. The incident occurred when Gadkari arrived for the rally held in support of BJP candidate Medha Kulkarni.

BJP minister was hit when he was passing through the people as a stander by hit him in the head. The attacker was nabbed by BJP workers while he was attempting another hit on Gadkari. He was tharashed by BJP activists and was later handed over to the Police.

Nitin Gadkari hit with shoe in Pune 06 October 2014. A still from video.

Nitin Gadkari hit with shoe in Pune 06 October 2014. A still from video.

In a video available on YouTube, the man could be seen advancing toward the senior BJP politician, before hitting him with his shoe, after which he was restrained by BJP workers who began thrashing him before being handed him over to the Police. Kothrud police said the person detained appeared to be in an inebriated state and was being questioned. He is yet to be identified, police said.

A slight embarrassed Nitin Gadkari proceeded with his rally and delivered a speech at the meeting which was held in the Kothrud area.

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