Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Santanu Sen on Thursday alleged that Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri threatened and verbally abused him in the Rajya Sabha after the house was adjourned amid uproar. The TMC MP alleged that the minister was "on the verge of physically assaulting him", however, he was rescued by his colleagues.Sen, earlier in the day snatched papers from Communications and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw in the house and tore them as he was making a statement on the snooping issue, claimed that Puri even rudely gesticulated at him. Puri has so far not reacted on the issue.After the house was adjourned, Santanu Sen while talking to media said, "After the House got adjourned, I was suddenly called by Hardeep Puri in a very bad manner. I still went to him but he started threatening me. He was abusing me and was about to assault me physically. I was almost gheraoed. Thank God, my colleagues noticed it and rescued me. This is absolutely unfortunate." Narrating the sequence of events as it unfolded in the Rajya Sabha, TMC Chief Whip Sukhendu Sekhar Ray alleged that the Union communications and information technology minister's statement was full of lies.