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Case against Digvijaya Singh for ‘Islamic State’ tweet on Telangana police


Jubilee Hills police in Hyderabad on Thursday registered a case against senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for allegedly making “unsubstantiated comments” on Telangana State police recently.

Digvijaya Singh was at the centre of a major controversy on Monday when he tweeted “Telangana Police has set up a bogus ISIS site which is radicalising Muslim Youths and encouraging them to become ISIS modules”.

Jubilee Hills Inspector Venkat Reddy said that based on the complaint given by Jubilee Hills MLA Maganti Gopinath, a case was registered against Digvijaya Singh under section 505 (1) (Whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statement, rumour or report) and 505 (2) (Statements conducing to public mischief) of IPC.

Assistant Commissioner of police (Banjara Hills Division) N Murali said that since the comments made by the accused was defaming the state and the police department, the case was registered. “The case against Digvijaya Singh was registered after taking legal opinion. He will be called for questioning during investigation,” Murali added.

Following Digvijaya Singh’s comments on Monday, Telangana State Information Technology Minister K Taraka Rama Rao reacted strongly by Tweeting “Most irresponsible & reprehensible thing coming from a former CM. Request you to withdraw these comments unconditionally or provide evidence”.

Similarly, Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma took to Twitter express his concern and tweeted “Digvijaya Singh’s allegations will lower the morale of police, who are engaged in fighting anti-national forces.”

Speaking to media personnel a couple of days ago Digvijaya Singh said that he stood by his Tweet on Telangana police and was not afraid to face any criminal case.

Courtesy: Times of India