Hyderabad : Karimnagar police of Telangana state, has booked an anti-CAA protester under wrongful restraint (section 341) and criminal intimidation (section 506) of the Indian Penal code.
However, Abdul Mujeeb against whom a case has been registered, alleged that, he has been ‘falsely’ fixed for holding a ‘Save Democracy’ poster. The man has approached the National Human Right Commission against the Telangana cops. Acting upon his complaint the NHRC has directed the Director General of Police for an enquiry.
The incident occurred on 22nd of December 2019 at Rajiv Chowk, town circle of Karimnagar.
Mujeeb who identifies himself as a member of Amnesty International India (Human Rights Organisation ) told News Meter, “It was a Sunday and not much of traffic flow, when a hand-full of protesters reached Rajiv Chowk. I stood there holding a ‘Save democracy’ poster, it was a peaceful protest, no obstruction was caused. However within an hour I received a call from an Inspector who claimed to be from TS special branch. The cop questioned my participation and asked me to appear before the Commissioner of police, which I did.
He further added, “I was made to appear before Karimnagar one town Inspector, later. While they counselled me, a senior officer asserted that the anti-CAA protestors should go to “neighbouring country”. The officers present explained me about the amended act and compelled me that I should agree with their understanding of the legislation if I am a “True Indian”.
A video of their conversation shot on a mobile has gone viral leading to TS DGP M. Mahender Reddy’s office ordering an internal inquiry in the series of events .
On the other end, Karimnagar Sub-inspector- N Sridhar told the II additional judicial magistrate, that, Abdul Muzeeb obstructed the common people and threatened with dire consequences if they dint participate with them.
“ I along with staff were conducting patrolling in the Karimnagar town, on December 22nd. On reaching Rajeev Chowk, at around 11.00 AM, Abdul Muzeeb and others gathered at Rajeev Chowk and were obstructing common people who are passing from the chowk threatening them to participate with their activities against NRC by holding sign boards; the officer told the court.
Commissioner of Police, Karimnagar, V.B Kamalasan Reddy was un-available for a comment.