A cartoon featuring Sharad Pawar has caught the attention of the world after the police tried to browbeat its creator into taking it off the Net.
Satish Acharya's cartoon of Pawar satirises the Maharashtra politician's declaration of wealth at just Rs 12 crore.
Pawar, who heads the Nationalist Congress Party, is believed to be far wealthier than his mandatory official declaration suggests. He is also a cricket administrator. Pawar and his family have been linked to major scandals, including those relating to Adarsh Housing Society, Lavasa, and 2G spectrum allocation.
Satish depicts Pawar as a pole dancer showing only so much, with lots remaining hidden.
A senior inspector from the Mumbai cyber branch called up Satish, who now works from Kundapura in coastal Karnataka, to persuade him to take the cartoon off his blog.
The cartoon remains on the Net. It first appeared in Mid Day, but ran into opposition only after it was shared online.
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