Mumbai, Oct 12: The police in Sion, Mumbai have registered a case against six persons in connection with the ink attack on diplomat Sudheendra Kulkarni who is scheduled to moderate a discussion on a book by Khurshid Kasuri, Pakistan's former foreign minister.
Members of the Shiv Sena are alleged to have smeared Kulkarni's face with black ink to protest the launch of the book titled, "Neither a Hawk, nor a Dove."
The Sion police say that those persons behind the incident have been identified and cases lodged against them. Investigations would be conducted and these persons will be brought to book, the police also said.
Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis said that it may not be necessary that all views need to be endorsed. However he assured of total security for the event and added that foreigners, diplomats or foreign dignitaries who are allowed on a proper visa in our country will be given security as it is the responsibility of the government.
The Mumbai police is holding talks with Kulkarni to review the law and order arrangements for the event.The police have assured of thorough security for the event to be held at the Nehru Planetarium.
On the other hand the Shiv Sena have warned of agitation if the event is not called off. It has told the officials of the Nehru Planerarium to call off the event or face an agitation.