Rajnath speaks to ex-Navy officer who was attacked in Mumbai

New Delhi, September 12

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday mentioned he spoke to the retired naval officer who was attacked by “hooligans” in Mumbai, and termed the incident as “completely unacceptable and deplorable”.

Madan Sharma, the previous Indian Navy officer, was assaulted on Friday within the Kandivali space of Mumbai allegedly by a body of workers of Maharashtra’s ruling Shiv Sena for forwarding on social media a cartoon mocking Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

“Spoke to retired naval officer, Shri Madan Sharma who was attacked by hooligans in Mumbai and enquired about his health. Such attacks on Ex-Servicemen are completely unacceptable and deplorable. I wish Madanji a speedy recovery,” the Defence Minister tweeted.

Six individuals have been arrested within the case and later granted bail. PTI

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