Asaduddin Owaisi booked for offering legal aid to ISIS suspects

Sunday, July 17th, 2016 | by

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All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi was booked on Friday for offering legal aid to ISIS suspects. Hyderabad police registered a case against Asaduddin Owaisi under Section 124 A of Indian Panel Code over his statement offering legal aid to terror suspects arrested by NIA for being part of an alleged terror module linked to dreaded Islamic State (ISIS) group.

K Karuna Sagar, a practising advocate, filed the private complaint in the court of Metropolitan Magistrate seeking direction to the police to register a case under IPC Section 124A (sedition) against the Lok Sabha MP from Hyderabad. Sagar had on July 3 lodged a complaint with Saroor Nagar Police here and sought registration of sedition case against the 47-year-old politician, who has had run-ins with law in the past over his “hate” speeches.

In the complaint, Sagar alleged “the stand of Asaduddin Owaisi and his remarks are boosting the morale of anti- nationals and giving oxygen to terrorists. ”Owaisi is directly or indirectly helping the ISIS (also called IS) which had come up with a video in which it threatened to target India.” He further said “the revelations of the arrested accused to carry out terror attacks on police stations, religious places, prominent persons from right wing organisations is shocking.” The conspiracy has been foiled, but Owaisi’s talk of providing legal aid the five IS suspects arrested by the NIA amounts to treason, the advocate said.

Owaisi had said his party would provide legal help to the youths arrested by the on charges of involvement in an alleged ISIS terror module, but asserted his party does not support terrorism

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