Telangana HC Orders Release Of BJP MLA Raja Singh Who Was Accused Of Making Derogatory Remarks Against Prophet Mohammed
The Telangana High Court has ordered the release of suspended BJP MLA T. Raja Singh. The Court set aside the detention order passed against him.
"The respondents are directed to set the detenu viz., T. Raja Singh Lodh @ Raju Singh @ Raja Singh at Liberty forthwith, in case he is no longer required in any other criminal case…", the bench of Justice A. Abhishek Reddy and Justice Juvvadi Sridevi directed while imposing certain conditions.
Advocate P. Shashi Kiran had appeared for the petitioner, the wife of the MLA.
The Court imposed the condition that he shall not make any provocative speeches against any religion or post any derogatory or offensive posts on any social media platforms.
The police had arrested the Goshamahal legislator on August 25 under a preventive detention provision, days after he got bail in a case relating to remarks against Prophet Mohammed and Islam.
He was earlier arrested for allegedly making such remarks, but was released by a local court later as the police did not follow the guidelines of the Supreme Court on the arrest. Subsequently, he was suspended from the BJP.
The police had stated earlier that Singh had posted a video on social media on August 22 against the Prophet with the intention to provoke all sections of people and cause breach of peace and public tranquility.
The police said that protests had erupted in different parts of Hyderabad city and other parts of Telangana after the video went viral. The Court has directed that he shall not participate or hold any celebratory rallies/meetings after his release.
The detention order came to be passed only to satisfy a section of people who are not public at large and this appears to have been done only to appease them and not for any other reasons and this also evidences the incompetence of the state police authority is failing to maintain law and order, Usha Bai, wife of the MLA had contended in her petition.
Cause Title- T. Usha Bhai v. State of Telangana & Ors.