A sedition case has been registered against AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi for his remark that he would provide legal aid to five people who were arrested for alleged involvement in IS terror module.
“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). We will follow the procedure and investigate and submit a report to the court,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (L B Nagar Zone) Tafseer Iqubal told PTI.
A practising advocate K Karuna Sagar had filed the case alleging that his remarks boosted the morale of anti-nationals and giving oxygen to terrorists.
In the complaint filed, he said, “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.” The complaint further claimed that providing legal aid to five IS suspects amounts to treason.
Recently, NIA arrested five youths and six others in relgard with a terror module that is suspected to be linked to the Islamic State(IS) group.