PUNE: Shiv Sena has claimed responsibility for the attacks on Indian channel IBN’s offices in Mumbai and Pune on Friday evening. Party spokesman Sanjay Raut said that “criticism of Bal Thackeray would not be tolerated. A group of 15 Shiv Sainiks barged into the news channel’s Mumbai office at Vikhroli, smashing windows and destroying furniture. IBN staffers managed to catch five of the attackers, but not before they had done a lot of damage. In the second attack, the right-wing party workers pelted stones at IBN’s Pune office. The reasons for the
is attack is still unknown.