Days after controversial Hindu seer Swamy Paripoornananda was externed by the Hyderabad City Commissioner, he received two more show cause notices from the Commissionerates of Rachakonda and Cyberabad, asking him why he should not be externed from their jurisdiction as well.
The seer, who is the founder of Rashtriya Hindu Sena, was kept under house arrest in Jubilee Hills by the West Zone police last week, before he was served a notice and shifted to Kakinada, where he is said to have an ashram.
Following this, the seer told the media that he was only banned from the limits of the Hyderabad Commissionerate and could still visit the outskirts of the city and parts of the IT sector, which are under the jurisdiction of the Rachakonda and Cyberabad police.
“They could have dropped me outside Hyderabad but the police took me in the night and drove for several hours even after leaving the city. I can still visit the outskirts of the city,” he told reporters.
Following this, the show cause notices were issued.
“Under the provisions of Section 3 of Telangana Anti-Social Hazardous Activities Act, 1980, your movements or your acts by residing in the Rachakonda Commissionerate are causing or likely to cause danger or alarm or harm to the life or property of any person. There are reasonable grounds to believe that you are engaged yourself in illegal acts leading to breach of public peace. Therefore, you are directed to remove yourself from the limits of Rachakonda Commissionerate,” a letter by Rachakonda commissioner of police Mahesh Bhagawat stated.
“Further, no witness is willing to give evidence in public against you apprehending danger to their lives and properties,” the Commissioner added.
“If you choose, you or your representative may submit a written representation and produce witnesses, if any, against the proposed externment within 48 hours before the Assistance Commissioner of Police, Malkajgiri, who will record the statements of witnesses,” the letter added.
Cyberabad Police Commissioner V C Sajjanar also stated the same in his letter and asked the Hindu seer or his representative to submit a representation or produce witnesess in front of the Assistant Commissioner of Police in Shadnagar within 48 hours.
Both police commissioners cited the same instances that were mentioned in the letter by the Hyderabad city police.
In one statement, Paripoornananda apparently alleged that the government was collecting surcharges against Hindus for visiting Kasi or Rameswaram, while on the other hand Christians and Muslims were given subsidy to visit Mecca and Jerusalem.
In another meeting in December last year in Kamareddy district, the seer had allegedly asked the gathering if they want 'Chatrapathi Shivaji rule' or 'Nizam rule', police said.
Citing several other instances where the seer allegedly attempted to create a communal divide, the Hyderabad police had issued a show cause notice to Paripoornananda on July 10.
The notice to the seer came days after the Hyderabad police externed film critic and activist Mahesh Kathi for his alleged derogatory comments on the Ramayana, which had triggered off a massive row in Telangana.
As things heated up between Kathi and the seer and his followers, Paripoornananda had planned to launch a 'Darmika Chaitanya Yatra' to protest Mahesh's comments.
On the same day, Kathi was taken out of the city and dropped at his native place in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.
Mahesh Kathi is the first person to be externed from Hyderabad without having any criminal background. However, many cases were booked against him for his comments on the Ramayana.
The police had earlier faced criticism for taking action against Mahesh Kathi, who did not have any criminal background, following which they also took action on the seer.