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 can’t look after law and order, then resign and let people decide…”.
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 all the nation”.
“I’m injured and stressed. What happened, is saddening. I’d like to tell Uddhav Thackeray that if you can’t look after law and order, then resign and let people decide who should,” Mr Sharma was quoted by information company ANI.
“All employees and organisations of Uddhav Thackerayji ought to search (an) apology from all the nation… such an incident (ought to) not happen once more with anybody else,” he added.
“If something happens to me or my family, I will blame Uddhav Thackeray,” he mentioned, in accordance with information company PTI.
This morning bail was granted to the six males accused of the assault. An area Sena chief, Kamlesh Kadam, is amongst these accused.
According to Mumbai Police, a Supreme Court order empowering police stations to launch an accused on bail – in instances the place the utmost punishment is seven years or much less – was exercised within the launch of the accused.
Mr Sharma’s daughter advised NDTV: “We don’t know how the photo (the cartoon of Mr Thackeray) reached the Shiv Sena. We want strict action. The accused shouldn’t have got bail in this way. Police personnel had come to our house 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 next investigation by the Narcotics Bureau and feedback by actor Kangana Ranaut on the Mumbai Police.
Earlier as we speak 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 close to his house in Mumbai’s Kandivalli East. Images posted on-line confirmed him with wounds on his face and a bloodshot eye.
In his criticism Mr Sharma mentioned 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 handle.
Later that day, within the afternoon, he was referred to as outdoors his constructing and attacked by a gaggle of males.
With inputs from ANI, PTI