The FIR comes a day after Raja Singh posted a Faccebook video of his communally charged speech

FIR registered against Hyd BJP MLA over his communal speech at Ram Navami rallyPTI/ file image
news Crime Monday, April 10, 2017 - 13:33

Hyderabad police have registered an FIR against Goshamahal BJP MLA Raja Singh a day after he posted a Facebook video of him making communally charged comments over the Babri Masid demolition case. The case was registered following a complaint by MBT leader and spokesperson Amjed Ullah Khan.  

Singh in his speech had said, "To those who warn of dire consequences if Ram Mandir is built, we were waiting for you to say this, so we can behead you. You can hold our feet, and we will make your Babar's Masjid somewhere else. This is Hindustan. If anyone lives here and taunts Hindus, we won't let them stay here." 

Read: Will behead those who oppose Ram temple at Ayodhya', says Hyd BJP MLA Raja Singh

Speaking to The News Minute on Monday, Venkanna Naik Dheeravath, the Inspector at Dabeerpura Police Station, said a case was registered against Singh under section of 295A of the Indian Penal Code (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) on Sunday.   

The inspector said that the case would be transferred to Shahinayathgunj Police Station later on Monday as the incident had occurred there.

M Ravindar Reddy, The Station House Officer of Shahinayathgunj Police Station, said that once the case is formally transferred, they will initiate an investigation. He refused to comment further on the matter.

Reacting to the statements made by Singh, Khan on Saturday had said, "The matter is a title dispute pending with the Supreme Court and there are charges of conspiracy on several BJP leaders. This is a violation of the court. Also, India's Muslims are waiting for the court's decision, otherwise they also won't sit quiet."

"What is the Hyderabad police doing? What is the Telangana government doing? If a Muslim leader would have made such a statement, they would've put police cars outside his house. Why isn't the state doing anything? Also, I would like to warn Raja Singh, that we also know how to respond to such statements," he added.

Khan could not be reached for a comment despite repeated attempts.

In his complaint addressed to the Dabeerpura Police Station SHO, Khan said during Ram Navami procession in Hyderabad on April 5, Singh with his “provocative and derogatory speech” hurt the “sentiments of Muslim Community” and disrupted the “peaceful atmosphere” of the city.

He also accused Singh of “challenging the law” and alleged that the speech was made in front of police officers including some IPS officers, who did not stop him in his act.

He also blamed the ruling TRS government for appeasing the “majority community” by not carrying out “proper investigations” against Singh over similar incidents.

Also read: Why the BJP can't discard Hyderabad's Hindutva soldier Raja Singh

 

 

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