CM Uddhav Thackeray
CM Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai: A court in Maharashtra's Yavatmal district has acquitted Chief Minister in a defamation case over a cartoon about a protest march organised by members of the Maratha community in 2016.

The cartoon was carried by Shiv Sena mouthpiece `Saamna', of which Thackeray, president of the party, was editor until he was sworn in as Maharashtra CM last month.

Advocate Datta Suryawanshi, the complainant, had claimed that he hadparticipated in a ‘MukMorcha' (silent rally) for various demands of the Maratha community (including reservations) atYavatmalin September 2016.

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