Madan Sharma, the retired Naval officer who was assaulted Friday – allegedly by members of the ruling Shiv Sena – hit out at Uddhav Thackeray this night, telling the Maharashtra Chief Minister “if you cannot take care of regulation and order, then resign and let individuals resolve…”.
Mr Sharma, who was attacked for sharing a cartoon mocking Mr Thackeray, additionally demanded that “all political employees and organisations of Uddhav Thackerayji ought to search (an) apology from your entire nation”.
“I am injured and harassed. What occurred, is saddening. I would like to inform Uddhav Thackeray that if you cannot take care of regulation and order, then resign and let individuals resolve who ought to,” Mr Sharma was quoted by information company ANI.
“All employees and organisations of Uddhav Thackerayji ought to search (an) apology from your entire nation… such an incident (ought to) not happen once more with anybody else,” he added.
“If one thing occurs to me or my household, I’ll blame Uddhav Thackeray,” he stated, in response to information company PTI.
This morning bail was granted to the six men accused of the assault. An area Sena chief, Kamlesh Kadam, is amongst these accused.
In accordance with Mumbai Police, a Supreme Court docket order empowering police stations to launch an accused on bail – in circumstances the place the utmost punishment is seven years or much less – was exercised within the launch of the accused.
Mr Sharma’s daughter informed NDTV: “We do not know the way the picture (the cartoon of Mr Thackeray) reached the Shiv Sena. We would like strict motion. The accused should not have gotten bail on this manner. Police personnel had come to our home and spoke of a probe on us. I oppose this bail.”
Mr Sharma’s assault has added to the row in Maharashtra, the place the ruling Shiv Sena and the opposition BJP have been buying and selling barbs over the Sushant Singh Rajput case, the following investigation by the Narcotics Bureau and comments by actor Kangana Ranaut on the Mumbai Police.
Earlier right this moment former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis additionally hit out at Mr Thackeray, accusing his authorities of a “kind of (a) ‘state-sponsored terror’ situation“.
Madan Sharma, 65, was attacked near his home in Mumbai’s Kandivalli East. Photos posted on-line confirmed him with wounds on his face and a bloodshot eye.
In his criticism Mr Sharma stated he had forwarded the cartoon to his residential society’s WhatsApp group. He later obtained a name from Kamlesh Kadam, who requested him for his identify and deal with.
Later that day, within the afternoon, he was referred to as outdoors his constructing and attacked by a bunch of males.
With inputs from ANI, PTI