Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh has been booked by Hyderabad Police for his controversial tweets accusing the Telangana state police of running a fake ISIS website to trap Muslim youth.
The Jubilee Hills police has registered an FIR against Digvijaya Singh under Section 505 IPC (statements conducing to public mischief).
Digvijaya Singh, a former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, alleged: "Telangana Police has set up a bogus ISIS site which is radicalising Muslim youths and encouraging them to become ISIS modules".
"The issue is whether Telangana Police should be trapping Muslim youths in becoming ISIS modules by posting inflammatory information," Digvijaya Singh had tweeted.
"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?" the senior Congress leader said.
Telangana minister K T Rama Rao hit out at Digvijaya Singh for this comments on Telangana Police. "Most irresponsible and reprehensible thing coming from a former CM. Request you to withdraw these comments unconditionally or provide evidence," tweeted the minister who is the son of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Telangana's Director General of Police Anurag Sharma called the allegations made by Digvijaya Singh unfounded. "Unfounded allegations from a senior responsible leader will lower the morale and image of police engaged in fighting anti-national forces," the officer had tweeted in response to the Congress leader's tweets.