In a damage control exercise, the Shiv Sena on Saturday condemned the attack and blackening the face of RTI activist Mallikarjun Bhaikatti by its activists in Latur.
The Sena activists, led by one Abhay Salunkhe and others who attacked Bhaikatti for exposing a massive illegal construction activity, were dismissed from the party, party leader Aditya Thackeray said.
“Heard of the unfortunate incident in Latur. The party strongly condemns the disgraceful act. Those involved have been removed from the party,” he said in a statement.
Through an RTI query, Bhaikatti exposed a massive illegal in the construction of a four-storied boys hostel in the city.
After Bhaikatti addresses a press conference, some of Sena activists dragged him to the college premises and vowed to teach him a lesson.
Bhaikatti has been admitted to a hospital where his condition is described as stable.