BJP , DJS leaders booked for provocative speeches

, 10:13 PM IST
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Picture Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Hyderabad: Cases have been registered today, against a local BJP MLA T Raja Singh Lodh and the president, Mohammed Abdul Majid of city-based organisation Darsgah Jihad-O-Shahadat (DJS), for allegedly making provocative statements.

“Notices were also issued against T Raja Singh Lodh, who represents Goshamahal Assembly constituency here, and Mohammed Abdul Majid of DJS, directing them to appear before police as per the provisions of section 41A of CrPC,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (South Zone) V Satyanarayana said, as per a news report by Deccan Herald.

Raja Singh in an interview to a local Telugu news channel had allegedly termed the Old City of Hyderabad as “mini Pakistan” and said that he was “preparing a private Army (Prathyeka Sainyam) and training the youth with the weapons to fight with others.”

“His interview in that programme is provocative, promoting enmity among the public and leading to the disturbance of the peace, public order and communal harmony,” the DCP said.

Mohammed Abdul Majid, afterwards gave a provocative speech yesterday in a ground where a mass drill was conducted with arms and lathis, in the name of self-defence. The police informed that he had been conducting these classes since April 23 for volunteers/members and youths.

“Due to the acts of Raja Singh and Mohammed Abdul Majid, there is every possibility to promote enmity among the persons, subsequently disruption of public order and also threat to the public safety and security,” the senior police officer said.

A case thereafter was registered under IPC section 153-A (c), for organising any exercise, movement, drill or other similar activity intending that the participants in such activity shall use or be trained to use criminal force, at Saidabad Police Station against Abdul Majid.

“Another case was registered under section 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion) of IPC at Mirchowk Police station against the BJP legislator and notices under section 41 A CrPC has been served on them for committing the cognisable offence,” the DCP added.