Complaint filed against AIMIM chief Owaisi over “legal help” remarks

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
  • Updated: Jul 04, 2016 00:16 IST
A complaint has been filed against AIMIM chief  Asaduddin Owaisi over his remarks about offering legal help to youths alleged to be involved in an IS terror module. (File Photo )

A complaint was filed on Sunday against the AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi over his statement that he would provide legal help to five city-based persons arrested by NIA on charges of involvement in an alleged IS terror module.

K Karunasagar, a Hyderabad-based advocate, lodged the complaint with Saroonagar police station in Hyderabad, and sought registration of a case.

However, Saroor Nagar police station Inspector S Lingaiah told PTI on Sunday evening, “We have received the complaint against the Hyderabad MP. No case has been registered and we are seeking legal advise.”

In his complaint, Karunasagar said Owaisi had resorted to betrayal of the country by offering legal aid to the suspected IS operatives who were involved in the terror module.

“The stand of Owaisi is giving oxygen to terrorists and he appears to be standing by these extremists. He is directly or indirectly helping the ISIS which has come up with a video in which it threatened to target India,” he said.

The lawyer pointed out that the revelations of the arrested youth to carry out terror attacks on police stations, religious places and prominent persons from right wing organisations was shocking. “But, Owaisi providing legal aid to these terrorists amounts to treason, promoting terrorism and boosting the moral of anti-nationals,” he said.

On Saturday, Anil Kumar Bakshi, a member of UP Bar Council, had filed a petition seeking registration of a case against Owaisi for alleged offences including sedition charge alleged his remarks amounted to treason and promoted terrorism.

Owaisi, addressing the gathering after Iftar prayers on Friday, had announced that his party would provide legal help to the youth arrested by the NIA on charges of involvement in an alleged ISIS terror module. However, the Hyderabad MP asserted his party does not support terrorism.

(With inputs from PTI)

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