Mumbai: The assault on retired Indian Navy officer by Shiv Sainiks in Mumbai over a social media message continued to reverberate within the political enviornment as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday condemned the assault and known as up the sufferer to want him a speedy restoration.
Rajnath known as up retired Chief Petty Officer Madan Sharma, 65, to investigate after his well being within the wake of Friday’s assault even because the 4 accused arrested within the case had been bailed out on Saturday.
“Such attack on an ex-servicemen is completely unacceptable and deplorable,” Singh tweeted.
Following Sharma’s criticism, the Samata Nagar police late on Friday arrested 4 accused — Shiv Sena Shakha Pramukh Kamlesh Kadam and his accomplices Sanjay Manjare, Rakesh Belvekar, and Pratap Soond.
Extra Commissioner of Police (North) Dilip Sawant stated that they had been booked on numerous expenses, together with illegal meeting and rioting.
The accused had pounced on Sharma outdoors his residence in Lokhandwala advanced on Friday afternoon after he forwarded a cartoon on a WhatsApp Group of his society, depicting Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray prostrating earlier than the images of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Nationalist Congress Occasion President Sharad Pawar.
A CCTV clip of the society posted by native Bharatiya Janata Occasion MLA Atul Bhatkalkar confirmed the attackers chasing Sharma, dragging him by the collar, pulling his shirt, and attacking him whereas society safety personnel didn’t intervene.
Sharma apparently escaped severe accidents however ended up with black and swollen eyes. He later lodged a police criticism, at the same time as a number of BJP leaders slammed the Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities.
Sainik Federation President, Brig Sudhir Sawant (retd) dubbed the incident “highly condemnable”, saying the members will talk about it at an internet assembly on Sunday earlier than deciding their future plan of action.
The state authorities additionally got here underneath fireplace from Leaders of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis (Meeting) and Pravin Darekar (Council), in addition to different leaders who urged the federal government to “stop goonda raj”.