Shiv Sena workers beat up retired Navy officer for sharing Uddhav Thackeray cartoon

Shiv Sena workers beat up retired Navy officer for sharing Uddhav Thackeray cartoon

Shiv Sena is making headlines for all the bad reasons after suspected Shiv Sena workers beat up a 62-year-old retired Navy officer in Mumbai on Friday.

The retired navy officer was allegedly beaten up for forwarding a cartoon of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on WhatsApp.

The incident took place around 11.30 am in Lokhandwala Complex area in suburban Kandivali, a police officer said.

“Retired Navy officer Madan Sharma had forwarded a cartoon on Thackeray on a WhatsApp group,” the officer said. Some Sena workers went to his house and beat him up. Sharma sustained an eye injury and is being treated at hospital.” A case has been registered under Indian Penal Code sections related to causing grievous injury and rioting, the police officer added.

Former Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis condemned the incident and demanded action against the goons.

“Extremely sad and shocking incident,” he tweeted. “Retired Naval Officer got beaten up by goons because of just a whatsApp forward. Please stop this GundaRaj Uddhav Thackeray ji. We demand strong action and punishment to these goons.” He also shared a photo of Sharma’s injured eye.

Footage of the incident shared on social media shows a group of men thrashing another person. He is seen walking to the main gate of his apartment building and after a few moments, running back inside with the men chasing him.

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