BJP targets TRS through Owaisi
Between the ruling TRS and the BJP in Telangana, a war of one-upmanship seems to be going on. While the TRS wants to salvage the MIM-TRS relationship by going easy on the MIM MLA, by raking up the controversial statement of MIM's motor-mouth MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, the BJP is hell-bent on cornering the TRS Government.
On 23rd July, in a recent speech in Karimnagar, the infamous '15-minute threat' once again was repeated by Akbaruddin. For over a month, he was sent to prison, the last time he made such comments in Nirmal. Immediately on the same day, the BJP took up the issue and lodged a complaint.
And now, no case against Akbaruddin Owaisi was booked by police. Karimnagar commissioner of police Kamalasan Reddy even gave a clean chit to Owaisi and said that there was nothing inflammatory in the statement. That would be the end of the chapter, was what the TRS government would have thought.
By appending the clips of Owaisi's speech, the BJP Karimnagar city president Beti Mahender Reddy filed a case with the court. Under sections 153-A (wanton attack on a religion), 153-B (harming national integration) and 506 (using threats and criminal intimidation) of IPC and also under 156(3) (for proper investigation) of the CrPC, the court has ordered that a case be registered against Akbaruddin. Section 506 is a non-bailable offence among these. Akbaruddin's speeches were threatening one particular religion, felt the court.