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. 

 

 

 

 

Coreena Suares

Coreena Enet Suares is the Editor of NewsMeter. Her stories have been published in the Deccan Chronicle Newspaper and the Asian Age. Coreena began her career as a News Anchor. Throughout her journey, she has been able to build a strong network with people from all walks of life. She is an alumnus of Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists- Research and Investigation, a flagship initiative of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

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