A video of BJP MLA from Andheri-West Assembly Constituency, Ameet Satam, abusing police officials and local hawkers has kicked a storm on social media.
In the video, Satam is seen abusing the cops and physically assualting hawkers.
Satam has however justified his action and said that he was only acting upon citizens’ complaint regarding hawkers illegaly encroaching the area.
He added that a conspiracy was being hatched against him and he won’t give in to pressure.
“People make such allegations when you try to take action against them, but I won’t stop. I will continue to do my job,” he said.
Satam also said that action must be taken against senior police inspector and DCP of the zone for allowing hawkers to operate freely.
“I haven’t committed any crime. Case can be registered against me, if I am at fault. Action should also be taken against senior police inspector and DCP of the zone for they allowed hawkers to operate freely. This incident took place on Friday,” Satam said.
Meanwhile, police have said they are investigating the matter and take appropriate action if anything is found against Satam.