Sena attack on retired Navy man akin to state-sponsored terror: Fadnavis

He reiterated that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray should stop the 'gunda raj'

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said that the beating up of a former Naval officer in Mumbai is a kind of 'state-sponsored terror', and reiterated that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray should stop the 'gunda raj'.

"What happened is very wrong, this is a kind of state-sponsored terror. As I did through my tweet yesterday, I call upon the Chief Minister to stop this gunda raj. Six people were arrested yesterday after pressure from the media but were released within 10 minutes. I do not think Maharashtra has ever seen such a situation before," Fadnavis said while speaking to the media here.

Fadnavis reached Bihar on Friday ahead of the state assembly elections along with BJP national president JP Nadda as part of his two-day visit to poll-bound Bihar.

Earlier on Friday, Madan Sharma, a former Navy officer alleged that he was beaten up by goons from the Shiv Sena after he forwarded a message on whatsapp.

"An extremely sad and shocking incident. A retired naval officer got beaten up by goons because of just a Whatsapp forward. Please stop this GundaRaj Hon Uddhav Thackeray ji. We demand strong action and punishment for these goons," Fadnavis had tweeted on Friday, along with a picture of the officer.

Six people were arrested in connection to the incident on Saturday.

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