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BJP MLA Raja Singh to be charged for hateful remarks of banning 'green book'

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jun 18, 2018, 1:10 am IST
Updated Jun 18, 2018, 2:10 am IST
Demands ban on ‘green book’ for promoting terrorism.
Raja Singh
 Raja Singh

Hyderabad: A chargesheet will be filed by the Rein Bazaar police against BJP legislator Raja Singh following his response to the notices issued to him.

According to the police, a case was registered against the legislator after he made remarks against a “green book” last week. He had demanded that a ban on the “green book” as it was the cause of terrorism in the country.

 

The police has warned the public that such action would have serious consequences. Stern legal action would be taken against persons who make such comments, irrespective of their status.

The complaint against the MLA was registered with the Rein Bazaar police following a petition from one Asif Iqbal under IPC Sections 153B (Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration), 298 (uttering words with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings of any person), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings) and 505 (punishment for statements conducting to public mischief). 

“Mr Raja Singh is a known offender who has at least 19 cases pending against him, including two related to injuring or defiling a place of worship with an intent to insult a religion, two attempt-to-murder cases, eight charges of promoting enmity, as per his affidavit submitted during his nomination in 2014 Assembly elections.” said a source from the Hyderabad police. 

Two months ago, during the Ramanavami festivities, the MLA had put up a video in which he accused the TRS government of being ‘anti-Hindu’ for prohibiting the use of loudspeakers. He had then issued provocative statements and challenged the police to stop him from using loudspeakers. Complaints were filed in Charminar and Rein Bazaar police stations. He also has a case against him in Karnataka.

DCP, South, V. Satyanarayana said, “We appeal to all citizens that they should not encourage such things. The law will takes its own course if anybody violates the law or indulges such unsocial activities.” 

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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