An FIR has been registered against 17 Shiv Sena workers all of them arrested who on Sunday allegedly hurled ink on a Bharatiya Janata Party leader in Maharashtra's Solapur district after he criticised Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
All the accused have been arrested said Solapur Police, Maharashtra.
A video shared by news agency ANI show the assaulters blackening the victim's face, forcing him to wear a saree and parading him on the streets of Solapur for criticising the Sena chief, all while police attempted to ward them off.
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The BJP leader has been identified as Shirish Katekar. Justifying their attack, a Sena worker blamed Karekar for provoking them by using objectionable words against their chief.
"It was Katekar who used objectionable words against our chief. For Sena workers, Uddhavji is a revered figure and we will not tolerate anything said against him. We take responsibility for the attack and are ready to go to jail for our actions," said Sena worker Purshottam Barde, as quoted in a reported by Hindustan Times.
#UPDATE FIR registered against 17 accused, all of them arrested: Solapur Police, Maharashtra— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2021
Shiv Sena workers had poured black ink on a BJP leader and forced him to wear a saree after the latter criticised Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, in Solapur yesterday. https://t.co/jLCjUBwTci