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Gujarat Congress MP facing arrest for brandishing gun at Vadodara toll booth

Vadodara (Gujarat), Oct.12 : Congress Member of Parliament from Porbandar Vithhal Radadiya could be arrested soon for brandishing a gun at a toll booth in the Karjan Taluka of Gujarat’s Vadodara District late at night on October 10.

Radadiya was caught on camera violently waving his gun at a toll booth near Bharthana village in Karjan. Radadiya and his men not only threatened the toll collector with the gun, but also created ruckus that led to heavy traffic jam on the highway.

Toll booth manager Ajaysinh Thakore registered a police complaint against Radadiya and five other people on Friday.

“We had received an application from Thakore earlier following which we started investigating the case. We wanted to confirm whether the person who threatened the toll booth employee was Radadiya. So the police got hold of CCTV images from the toll booth,” said Vadodara’s Deputy Superintendent of Police Usha Raada.

“The images confirmed that the person brandishing weapon was Radadiya. Hence a complaint was registered at Karjan police station on Friday,” she added.

“The complaint states that he showed his gun to the employee and threatened him with dire consequences,” Raada said.

She also said that after investigations were completed, Radadiya would be arrested.

According to the complaint, Radadiya’s driver produced a photo copy of the parliamentarian’s identity card at the toll booth, but the toll booth employee demanded the original ID card.

This led to heated arguments between the employee and Radadiya. The MP got out of his car and took out his gun to threaten the toll booth employees,” said investigating officer and Karjan police sub-inspector R M Vasava.

The police has registered an FIR against Radadiya under IPC sections 143, 147, 148, 149, 405, 406 (B) and section 25 and section 25 (1) of Arms Act. (ANI)