Mumbai man thrashed allegedly by Shiv Sena supporters for posting a derogatory comment on Facebook against Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on the December 15 police action on Jamia students, police said on Monday.
The man identified as Hiramani Tiwari (30), and said the post was uploaded on December 19 from a Facebook account he operates under the name ‘Rahul Tiwari’.
The post degraded Thackeray for comparing the police action on JMI students protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act with the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
According to the official, Tiwari had deleted the post after he got threats from some people, but on Sunday, a group led by Sena functionaries Samadhan Jukdeo and one Prakash Hasbe beat him up and shaved his head outside his Shanti Nagar residence.
The Wadala TT police issued a notice under section 149 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) to both sides, the official said.
For the uninitiated, on December 17, Thackeray had said, “The way police opened fire on students by forcefully entering (JMI) compound, it appeared like the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.”