1. Setback for Digvijaya Singh, Hyderabad police registers case over Islamic State tweet targetting Telangana cops

Setback for Digvijaya Singh, Hyderabad police registers case over Islamic State tweet targetting Telangana cops

A case has been registered against Congress General secretary Digvijaya Singh on Thursday morning over his ISIS tweet on Telangana cops and Muslim youths

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 4, 2017 1:26 PM
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A case has been registered against Congress General secretary Digvijaya Singh on Thursday morning over his ISIS tweet on Telangana cops and Muslim youths, according to the reports by CNN News 18 and India Today. AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh recently kicked up a row with comments that the Telangana police has set up a “bogus” ISIS website to radicalise Muslim youth and encourage them to join the terrorist outfit. “Telangana Police has set up a bogus ISIS site which is radicalising Muslim youth and encouraging them to become ISIS modules,” Singh said in a post on his Twitter page.The remark didn’t go down well with on social media and much of elsewehere and Singh had to face a barrage of criticism for it. Digvijaya Singh added to his first comment by posting another tweet where he said, “The issue is whether Telangana Police should be trapping Muslim Youths in becoming ISIS modules by posting inflammatory information?”

Here are Digvijaya Singh’s tweets:

“Is It Ethical? Is it Moral? Has KCR authorised Telangana Police to trap Muslim Youths and encourage them to join ISIS? If he has then shouldn’t he own the responsibility and resign? If he hasn’t then shouldn’t he enquire and punish those who are responsible for committing such a heinous crime?” Singh said in a series of tweets. After these comments, a complaint was filed against Singh by TRS MLA from Jubilee Hills constituency M Gopi Nath as reported by the news agency PTI.

“We have received a complaint from the MLA that says Digvijaya Singh has defamed the police. We have referred the matter for legal opinion and will proceed as per the legal opinion,” Jubilee Hills police station inspector S Venkat Reddy told the agency. Responding to the controversy, Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma said the Congress leader’s comments would demoralise the police force and lower the image of personnel engaged in fighting anti-national forces. “Unfounded allegations from a senior, responsible leader will lower the morale and image of police engaged in fighting anti-national forces,” Sharma was quoted as saying by PTI.

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    Jayesh
    May 4, 2017 at 2:59 pm
    Why news is "setback to Diggi" it should be "crackdown on motormouth"
    Reply

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