Former Mumbai police commissioner and BJP candidate from Baghpat, Satyapal Singh, was on Thursday manhandled by unidentified men at a polling station here, police said.

Mr. Singh had gone to Malakpur polling booth in Badaut police station area to take stock of the ongoing voting process. As he objected to certain activities at the polling station, one of those present manhandled him leading to a clash, SP Jitendra Kumar Shahi said.

Meanwhile, BJP spokesperson in Lucknow Vijay Bahadur Pathak alleged that Rashtriya Lok Dal workers indulged in heavy brick-batting which damaged Singh’s vehicle.

“Singh continued to ask for security but it was not provided to him. Congress and its alliance partner RLD have carried out the attack out of frustration,” he said.

The BJP has also demanded strict action against them.

Mr. Singh is pitted against RLD chief Ajit Singh in a fierce contest in the constituency.

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