Retired Navy officer in Mumbai beaten up for forwarding cartoon on Uddhav Thackeray; four arrested
The incident took place around 11.30 am in Lokhandwala Complex area in suburban Kandivali, an official said
Mumbai: A 62-year-old retired Navy officer was beaten up by alleged Shiv Sena workers after he forwarded a cartoon on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on WhatsApp on Friday, the police said.
Four men were arrested in connection with the incident, they said.
The incident took place around 11.30 am in Lokhandwala Complex area in suburban Kandivali, an official said.
"Retired Navy officer Madan Sharma had forwarded a cartoon on Thackeray on a WhatsApp group. Some Sena workers went to his house and beat him up. Sharma sustained an eye injury and is being treated at hospital," he said.
A case under IPC Section 325 (causing grievous hurt) and provisions related to rioting was registered against six persons.
Kamlesh Kadam and three others were arrested late in the evening, he said, adding that probe was on.
A special court designated to hear cases related to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) recorded his appearance and then granted him bail
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