Saamana office attacked over cartoon
Office of Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana in Navi Mumbai was allegedly stoned on Tuesay apparently over a cartoon published in the daily alluding to the ‘silent march’ being taken out by Maratha community.
A pro-Maratha social organisation, 'Sambhaji Brigade', later claimed responsibility for the attack.
Three youths arrived in a vehicle at the Saamana printing press building located at Sanpada in Navi Mumbai at around 1.45 PM. They called the guard of the press and requested him to take a letter, police said.
As the guard was approaching their vehicle, the youths got down from the vehicle, rushed towards the press building and allegedly pelted it with stones and fled, they said.
Two-three glasses on the building's outer wall were damaged in the attack, they added.
After getting information of the attack, police reached the spot and a complaint was lodged by the office-bearers at Sanpada police station.
Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagarale confirmed the incident.
Police said an offence has been registered against the culprits and appropriate action will be taken.