Bellary (Karnataka), February 5: Karnataka Energy Minister DK Shivakumar has once again slapped away phone of a man who was trying to take a selfie with him in Bellary.

In November 2017, he was caught on camera hitting a man who was clicking a selfie behind him at a public event. The Karnataka Energy Minister has called it a “normal incident”.

“Have basic common sense. When I’m doing my responsibility and addressing the press, how can someone come out for a selfie? It was a normal incident,” Shivakumar said while defending his action.

The Energy Minister had hit the headlines because of his properties in Bengaluru, which were raided by the Income Tax Department in August 2017.