Suspended Telangana BJP MLA Raja Singh, whose remarks about Prophet Mohammed led to violent protests in Hyderabad, has been booked Singh has now been re-arresed under the Preventive Detention Act.
Raja Singh was arrested by the city police on Tuesday for making remarks against Islam and Prophet Muhammad in a video, which was later pulled down by the social media platform on which it was uploaded. But he was granted bail by a local court.
Meanwhile, in a new video that has now surfaced, Singh attacked Telangana minister KT Rama Rao and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi for allegedly vitiating the atmosphere of Telangana. He also targetted comedian Munawar Faruqui and alleged that KTR allowed him “to make jokes about our gods”.
Owaisi had demanded Singh’s arrest and said that protests in some parts of Hyderabad were a direct result of the alleged hate speech by the saffron party leader. In a tweet, Owaisi said the police picked up 90 people from the Shah Ali Banda area on Wednesday and on his representation they were released.
“This situation is a direct result of Raja Singh’s hate speech. He must be sent to jail at the earliest. I also reiterate my appeal to maintain peace. #Hyderabad is our home, it should not fall prey to communalism,” Owaisi tweeted.
Security forces remained on alert in parts of Hyderabad following protests against suspended BJP leader T Raja Singh’s alleged remarks against Prophet Muhammad while police said the situation was peaceful and under control, even as some educational institutions remained closed fearing unrest.
Amid protests, Telangana Home Minister Mahmood Ali said the government would not compromise on law and order issues and tolerate those who try to hurt the sentiments of other religions and action will be taken as per law.
“There are several complaints across the state against Raja Singh that he made derogatory remarks on Prophet Muhammad. He was arrested on Tuesday,” Ali said in a statement on Wednesday. Appealing to people to maintain peace and calm, he further said no one should take law into their hands.
(With PTI inputs)