Suspended Telangana BJP MLA T Raja Singh Gets Bail In Prophet Remark Case

Singh was booked by Hyderabad South Zone Police following protests in the city last night.

BJP MLA Raja Singh
Telangana Police detains BJP MLA Raja Singh for his alleged derogatory comments against Prophet Muhammad, in Hyderabad on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. (ANI Photo)

New Delhi: Suspended BJP MLA T Raja Singh was released on bail on Tuesday evening, hours after Hyderabad Police arrested him for making derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed. Singh was booked by Hyderabad South Zone Police following protests in the city last night.

The FIR was registered against Singh at the Dabeerpura Police Station under sections 153a, 295, and 505 of the Indian Penal Code.

Following his arrest, BJP suspended him from the party and served him a show cause notice asking why he should not be suspended. He has been asked to reply by September 2, 2022.

Hyderabad witnessed protests late on Monday after Singh, the MLA from Goshamahal, released a video in which he purportedly made the remarks. Demanding action against the BJP MLA, several protestors gathered in front of the city Police Commissioner’s office in Basheer Bagh. They were detained an shifted to different police stations from there.

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Over 250 people gathered of the Dabeerpura police station alleging that Raja Singh has shared a derogatory video about the Prophet and had also abused and hurt religious sentiments of the community, according to the inspector at the Dabeerpura police station.

“We immediately took all the details from them and registered a case under relevant sections of IPC and further probe into the case has been initiated,” said Inspector Dabeerpura police station.

On August 19, the BJP MLA was put under house arrest after he opposed the show that was held by standup comedian Munawar Faruqui in Hyderabad on August 20.

Raja Singh made a video claiming that Hyderabad Police had given protection to the stand up artiste and helped to make his show successful.

The BJP MLA alleged that Faruqui had made certain remarks that hurt religious sentiments and used foul language for him.

Meanwhile, Hyderabad police have increased the security and have deployed forces out of the Hyderabad police commissioner’s office. Police have also increased security in parts of the city.