Judge attacked outside the courtroom by Assistant Public Prosecutor.

A sessions court judge was allegedly assaulted by an assistant prosecutor in court premises here in Maharashtra on Wednesday, a police official said.

The incident took place around noon outside a lift on the seventh floor of the district sessions court, he said.

Senior civil judge K R Deshpande alleged that assistant public prosecutor D M Parate slapped him outside the courtroom, Sadar police station in-charge Sunil Bonde told reporters, quoting the judge’s complaint.

The accused was apparently miffed over a decision taken by the judge in a case, he said. An investigation was on into the incident, police said, adding that no arrest was made so far.

When contacted, district government pleader Nitin Telgote condemned the incident.