Several cases including promoting enmity between religion and intent to outrage religious feelings have been booked against Swami Paripoornananda, who has returned to the city after facing brief eviction.
Paripoornananda who returned to Hyderabad on Wednesday after the High Court cancelled the externment orders imposed by the Telangana police, conducted a huge rally with his followers, and said that he would turn Telangana into a ‘saffron state’.
This deliberate attempt to provoke Hindus and incite communal violence was noted down by the Hyderabad police. Sultan Bazar and Abids police, which fall under Hyderabad Commissionerate jurisdiction, booked the cases.
Cases were also filed for disrupting traffic and organising a rally without the permission of the police.
“We filed cases under 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc), 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), and 149 (unlawful assembly),” said Sultan Bazar police Inspector P Shiva Shankar Rao.
Abids police said that they too filed cases for causing inconvenience to the public and taking an illegal rally.
Cases under section 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 143 (punishment for unlawful assembly, and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), said Abids Inspector, K Ravi Kumar.
Paripoornananda, who is the founder of Rashtriya Hindu Sena was externed by the Telangana police in July for a period of six months for his communal speeches.
In a controversy involving film critic Mahesh Kathi and Paripoornananda over the Hindu god Rama, Telangana police said that Mahesh Kathi was disturbing the harmony in the state and externed him from the city. Within two days, Paripoornananda too faced similar action. The police gathered all evidences from his public meetings, where he was making communal speeches and externed him.
However, members of Vishwa Hindu Parishad and his followers, protested against the decision and later approached the Hyderabad High Court. Following the intervention of the court, the externment orders were quashed.
Meanwhile, Mahesh Kathi still continues to be facing externment.