New Delhi, Sep 12 (PTI) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said 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 former Indian Navy officer, was assaulted on Friday in the Kandivali area of Mumbai allegedly by a group 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 persons were arrested in the case and later granted bail. PTI MPB RT