A complaint was lodged with the Hyderabad police against 'former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) official', RSN Singh, for allegedly making blasphemous remarks against Prophet Mohammed during a television debate last week.
The complaint was filed with the Dabeerpura police by Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) leader Amjedullah Khan.
The 'objectionable' comments were made during a debate on Times Now, moderated by Editor-in-Chief Rahul Shivshankar.
The panel was debating alleged 'Love jihad' in Kerala.
"In the said live telecast, RSN Singh who is known for his bigoted views and a regular panelist on Times Now, used derogatory language for the most revered personality in Islam after Allah. During the discussion, Singh intentionally goes on to make insane and factually incorrect comments about the revered wife of Prophet Mohammed accusing her of having murdered Hazrath Ali, one of the caliphates of Islam, and his sons," the MBT leader's complaint reads.
Watch the video of what Singh said below.
In his complaint, Amjedullah Khan also said, "Under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Singh's hateful utterances make it a perfect case of a criminal act under Sec 153 A,"
Section 153 A of the IPC deals with 'Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc. and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.'
The comments led to a serious backlash, which even evoked an apology from Times Now and Rahul Shivshankar.
Since then, Singh's RAW credentials have also come under the scanner.
Speaking to The Quint, a top official said, "He was by no means an expert and was eased out of RAW for non-performance and incompetence."
Meanwhile, the Dabeerpura police said that they were taking legal advice on the complaint, and were yet to file a case.