Ujjain, Apr 7: The Madhya Pradesh police on Saturday arrested a man after he threw ink at Gujarat’s Patidar leader Hardik Patel at a hotel in the city. The accused was caught hold by the leader’s supporters who later, handed him over to the police.

Patel was supposed to address a press conference at the hotel. The accused has been identified as Milind Gurjar.

“The man has been arrested and is being questioned. He has admitted that he threw ink as he was annoyed that Patel was allegedly fooling the Gurjar and Patidar communities for his own interest,” OP Ahir, in-charge of the Nankheda police station, told PTI.

As per the eyewitnesses, Gurjar was beaten up by Patel’s supporters, before he was handed over to the police.

Patel, meanwhile, went ahead with his press conference and attacked the BJP-led NDA government for being “anti-farmers”.

The Patidar leader earlier attended several programmes at Neemuch and Mandsaur. He is scheduled to arrive at Bhopal tonight, from where he is expected to proceed to Garhakota in Sagar district to participate in a farmers’ rally.

(Inputs from PTI)