A complaint was filed in a local Hyderabad court on Thursday against MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi over his statement that he would provide legal aid to five city-based persons arrested by NIA for being part of an alleged terror module linked to dreaded Islamic State (IS) group.
K Karuna Sagar, a practicing advocate, filed the private complaint in the court of Metropolitan Magistrate seeking direction to the police to register a case under IPC Section 124A (sedition) against the Lok Sabha MP from Hyderabad.
Sagar had on July 3 lodged a complaint with Saroor Nagar Police in the city and sought registration of sedition case against the 47-year-old politician, who has had run-ins with law in the past over his "hate" speeches.
Saroor Nagar Police did not register the case and sought legal advise on the issue.
In the complaint, Sagar alleged "the stand of Asaduddin Owaisi and his remarks are boosting the morale of anti- nationals and giving oxygen to terrorists. Owaisi is directly or indirectly helping the ISIS (also called IS) which had come up with a video in which it threatened to target India."
He further said "the revelations of the arrested accused to carry out terror attacks on police stations, religious places, prominent persons from right wing organisations is shocking."
The conspiracy has been foiled, but Owaisi's talk of providing legal aid the five IS suspects arrested by the NIA amounts to treason, the advocate said.