Mumbai Police have registered an FIR against the suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA T Raja Singh for his hate speech during a public meeting held in Mumbai on 29th January.
The FIR has been registered under Section 153A 1(a) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for promoting enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc.
According to sources, during the public meeting held in Mumbai, T Raja Singh made provocative statements against a particular community and used derogatory language. His speech was widely circulated on social media platforms, drawing criticism from various quarters.
The Mumbai Police took cognizance of the matter and initiated an investigation into the hate speech made by T Raja Singh. The FIR was registered after a preliminary inquiry was conducted by the police.
T Raja Singh, a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Goshamahal constituency in Hyderabad, Telangana, was suspended from the BJP in November 2020 for his controversial remarks. He has been in the news for his controversial statements and speeches in the past as well.
The Mumbai Police have said they will take necessary action against T Raja Singh as per the law. The investigation into the matter is ongoing, and the police are looking into all aspects of the case.
The registration of the FIR against T Raja Singh has once again brought the issue of hate speech to the forefront. It is expected that the police will take strict action against those who indulge in hate speech and promote enmity between different groups.