Mumbai, September 12
Six suspected Shiv Sena staff who assaulted a retired Navy officer for allegedly forwarding a cartoon of CM Uddhav Thackeray on social media have been granted bail on Saturday.
The National Federation of Defence Honorary Commissioned Officers have condemned the assault.
After the BJP alleged political strain within the case, Joint Commissioner of Police (legislation and order) Vishwas Nangre Patil denied that the bail was granted in view of the Covid scenario.
The six individuals have been arrested after native BJP MLA Atul Bhatkhalkar posted a video of the Friday’s assault on Madan Sharma (62) on Twitter. A criticism was filed in opposition to Sena staff on the Kandivali police station. — PTI