Hyderabad: A sedition case was filed against AIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi over his statement that he would provide legal aid to ISIS suspects.
"It's a court referred matter based on a private complaint. The court directed the Saroor Nagar police to book a case and accordingly the case was booked under section 124A (sedition)," Deputy Commissioner of Police (LB Nagar Zone) Tafseer Iqubal said.
Owaisi had recently stoked a controversy with his remark that he will provide legal help to five city-based persons, who were recently arrested by NIA on charges of involvement in an alleged ISIS terror module.
K Karuna Sagar, a practising advocate, had yesterday filed the private complaint in the 11th Metropolitan Magistrate court and sought for directions to the police to register a case under section 124A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code.
"We will follow the procedure and investigate and submit a report to the court. We will proceed with investigation," Iqubal said.
In the complaint, Sagar alleged that "the stand of Asaduddin Owaisi and his remarks is boosting the morale of anti-nationals and giving oxygen to terrorists. Owaisi is directly or indirectly helping the ISIS which had come up with a video in which it threatened to target India and this is betrayal of the country".
In the complaint, he further claimed "the revelations of the arrested accused to carry out terror attacks on police stations, religious places, prominent persons from right wing organisations is shocking."
The conspiracy has been foiled. But, Asaduddin Owaisi talks of providing legal aid to five ISIS suspects arrested by the NIA amounts to treason, promotes terrorism and further, the remarks of Owaisi has boosted the morale of anti-nationals, the complainant alleged.