Gujarat Scribe Alleges BJP Leader’s Kin Abducted, Assaulted Him

Kuldeep Parmar says he was abducted and thrashed by Vadansinh Barad, who claims to be the brother of BJP’s LK Barad.

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A reporter of a Gujarati news channel told police on Friday, 4 October, that he was abducted and beaten by a BJP leader's brother in the state’s Banaskantha district, an official said.

According to the channel, their Banaskantha reporter Kuldeep Parmar was abducted and mercilessly thrashed by one Vadansinh Barad, the latter claiming to be the brother of local BJP leader LK Barad.


Parmar was attacked when he had gone to Kuvarsi in Danta taluka to uncover alleged irregularities by Vadansinh Barad at a government-funded resident school for tribal students, claimed the channel.

It said Barad and his men abducted Parmar from the school and thrashed him, leaving him with injuries on the body and a fractured leg. Police said Parmar was located at a village nearby and rushed to hospital.

Deputy Superintendent AR Jankat said a police probe had begun into the incident. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said strict action would be taken in the case.

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