Hyderabad Cyber Crime police on Wednesday filed a case after a video clip surfaced in which a person claiming to BJP MLA T Raja Singh nephew is saying that he had converted to the Muslim faith.
The clip, which went viral on the internet, purportedly shows that a man claiming to be so-called T Raja Singh’s nephew has converted to Islam and his name is now Md Siddique. “He calls his name as Md. Siddique. He also claims that his original name was Shiva Singh and has adopted the Muslim faith. On Wednesday, a complaint was filed at the cybercrime station in Hyderabad against a man calling himself Esa Bin Obaid Misri and Md Siddique. Esa Bin Obaid is a person introducing him,” the person can be seen saying in a viral video. A case has also been registered against the eight YouTube channels that had uploaded the fake video.
A case has been registered against the above mentioned people and eight other YouTube channels who have uploaded this fake news. Sections IPC 153 A and 505 (2) IPC apply to this case. On Tuesday, the wife of suspended BJP leader T Raja Singh filed a petition in the Telangana High Court challenging the Preventive Detention Act (PD Act) invoked by the Hyderabad City Police against her husband after he was arrested for his remarks on the Prophet last month. The council requested an immediate hearing into the matter. The High Court has accepted the petition and the hearing are expected to happen in the coming days. “It is submitted the present detention order came to be passed only to satisfy a section of people who are not the general public at large and this appears to have been only to appease them and not for any other reason,” stated Usha Bhai, wife of Raja Singh, in the petition.Suspended BJP MLA Raja Singh was booked under the PD Act and sent to Cherlapally Jail on August 25.
According to the police, 101 criminal cases were registered against the suspended BJP leader who was “involved in 18 communal offenses”.”T. Raja Singh has been detained under Act No.1 of 1986 on August 25, i.e., the P.D Act as per the orders of the Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad City,” said the police on August 25. The police said that Singh has been “habitually delivering provocative and inflammatory speeches” and “driving a wedge between communities, leading to public disorder.” The police said that the protests erupted in different parts of Hyderabad City and other parts of Telangana after the video went viral and “drove a wedge between communities and disturbed the peaceful nature of Hyderabad and Telangana State”.
The police said in a release that the detainee commented, “very blasphemously against the Prophet Mohammed and his lifestyle”. He was earlier taken into custody on August 23. However, he was released after a court order. The FIR was registered against him at the Dabeerpura Police Station under sections 153(A), 295, and 505 of the Indian Penal Code. The BJP suspended the MLA and said his remarks were against the party’s line.