Navy veteran has beaten up by Shiv Sena workers; Fadnavis says “stop this Gundaraj”

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Bharatiya Janata YuvaMorcha National Convenor Devang Dave on Friday accused the Shiv Sena workers of beating up retired Navy officer Madan Sharma in Mumbai.

Six workers of the Shiv Sena, including KamleshKadam, who were arrested in connection with the attack on a retired Navy officer, granted bail by Samta Nagar Police Station. Notably, they were held last night for assaulting Madan Sharma, a 65-year-old retired Indian Navy officer.

Bharatiya Janata YuvaMorcha National Convenor DevangDave shared a CCTV footage of the incident on his official Twitter handle showing six people barging inside what appears to be a residential property, dragging the veteran Navy officer out, and beating him.

“Extremely sad & shocking incident. Retired Naval Officer got beaten up by goons because of just a whatsapp forward. Pls stop this GundaRaj Hon Uddhav Thackeray ji. We demand strong action and punishment to these goons,” wrote Fadnavis.

Sharma was allegedly thrashed by Sena workers yesterday at around 11.30 am in Lokhandwala Complex area in suburban Kandivali for forwarding on WhatsApp a cartoon featuring Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

“Retired Navy officer Madan Sharma had forwarded a cartoon on Thackeray on a WhatsApp group. Some Sena workers went to his house and beat him up. Sharma sustained an eye injury and is being treated at the hospital,” an official said.

A number of people from Shiv Sena attacked him. Later, the police came to our residence and insisted on taking my father with them. We’ve registered an FIR”, said Dr Sheela Sharma, daughter of former Navy officer.

One of those arrested has been identified as KamleshKadam, a Sena shakhapramukh, along with three party workers while two others are on the run. Meanwhile, a case under IPC Section 325 (causing grievous hurt) and provisions related to rioting was registered against the accused.

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