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Telangana Police issue show cause notice to suspended BJP MLA

The police also warned him to comply with the terms of the notice, lest legal action will be taken agaisnt him.

Statesman News Service | Hyderabad |

Telangana Police has issued a showcause notice to suspended BJP MLA T Raja Singh for a post on his Twitter account, which he shared on Tuesday on the anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition, violating the condition imposed on him by the Telangana High Court which had ordered his release after being detained for two months under the Preventive Detention Act.

The controversial MLA whom the police deems to be a habitual offender when it comes to hate and provocative speeches was asked to reply to the show cause notice within two days on why action should not be taken against him for his failure to comply with the court orders.

The notice issued by Mangalhat police station said Singh had posted a message on Twitter where he had paid tribute to the Kar Sevaks who lost their lives and whose sacrifices led to the construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya.

It read: “You have posted the photo under objectionable caption targeting a particular community which is a violation of above mentioned conditions imposed by the Hon’ble High Court.”

The notice further stated: “Hence, you are hereby instructed to give your reply within two days from the receipt of this notice why action can’t be initiated against you for violating the conditions imposed by the Hon’ble High Court.”

The police also warned him to comply with the terms of the notice; otherwise he will face legal action.

Raja Singh was detained under the Preventive Detention Act at the end of August this year for uploading a video where he had made derogatory comments against the Prophet. The police had dubbed him as a rowdy sheeter who has 100 cases against him including those for making hate speech.

The High Court had ordered his release on November 9 but imposed certain conditions including barring him from making any provocative speeches against any religion or posting any derogatory or offensive posts on social media platforms.

Mr Singh’s advocate Karuna Sagar said: “There was no violation of the condition imposed by the Honourable High Court as alleged by the police,” adding they would soon give a suitable reply.