Shiv Sena assaults RTI activist, blackens his face

MUMBAI – Shiv Sena workers on Friday assaulted and blackened the face of a Right to Information (RTI) activist in Marathwada’s Latur area, after he exposed an illegal construction case.

Mallikarjun Bhaikatti had – through an RTI query – revealed that around 14,000 square feet illegal construction was carried out in a four-storey building on the Latur-Nanded road.

Police said that Bhaikatti had addressed a press conference at Latur on Thursday to expose the illegal construction.

The Sena workers brought Bhaikatti to the college premises where around 4,000 students were present and assaulted him with an iron rod, before blackening his face. The injured RTI activist has been admitted to a hospital in Latur.


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