Mumbai, Sep 17 (PTI) After a video clip showing BJP leader Pasha Patel abusing a journalist at a press conference went viral, Latur police in Maharashtra today registered a case against him.

Patel, however, said it was a conspiracy against him.

The incident took place at Latur yesterday.

The journalist, who is from a news channel, today filed a complaint against Patel under IPC sections 294 (uttering obscene words in public), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) at Vivekanand police station in the Latur city.

When asked for his comment, Patel, who is the head of agriculture price commission set up by the Maharashtra government, today said “this is a conspiracy against me by my rivals” and added that he would not tender apology.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.