A caricature in Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana on Monday, mocking the silent Maratha protests that are being held across the state, led to two minor incidents of violence in Navi Mumbai and Thane.
The paper has today carried a clarification saying it did not intent to hurt the community.
Unknown miscreants pelted Saamana’s office at Sanpada, Navi Mumbai with stones.
Commissioner of police (Navi Mumbai) Hemant Nagrale said, “An incident of stone pelting was reported at Saamana office, Saanpada, where 2-3 windows have been damaged. An offence is being registered against the culprits. Investigations will be conducted and appropriate action will be taken against the accused.”
Meanwhile, ink was thrown at Saamana’s Thane office.
A source from the Saamana office said, “A few unknown people splashed ink on the office door around 1pm. We are not sure who these people are.”
Gajanan Kabdule, senior police inspector of Naupada said, “A case has been registered. We have beefed up the security outside the office.”