Case Filed Against Digvijaya Singh For ISIS Tweets Against Telangana Cops

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Case Filed Against Digvijaya Singh For ISIS Tweets Against Telangana Cops

Digvijaya Singh accused the Telangana police of setting up fake ISIS site.

Hyderabad:  A case has been filed against senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for his tweet accusing the Telangana police of setting up a fake ISIS website to trap Muslim youth. He has been accused of activities meant to disturb peace, cause communal clash, and incite mutiny. The Telangana government had warned the leader on Tuesday to either apologise for his tweet or face action.

Mr Singh's series of tweets on Monday had questioned if the police move was authorised by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. He had even asked the Chief Minister to resign if he had authorized the move.

The tweet by the senior leader, who was recently removed as the Congress in-charge of Goa and Karnataka after the party poor performance in the recent elections, read:
While no reaction came from Mr Rao, his ministers had issued scathing responses.

"The Telangana Police is widely appreciated (for its professional competence). He (Digvijaya) has made a false allegation that we created something, induced Muslim children and did something. He must prove it," state Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy told reporters on Tuesday.

The state's info-tech minister KT Rama Rao too, had reacted sharply, saying as a former Chief Minister, Mr Singh should behave responsibly. The Telangana police had also responded, tweeting that the allegations could "lower the morale of the police fighting anti-national forces".

The former Chief Minister -- who was recently removed as the Congress in-charge of Goa after the party's poor performance in the recent assembly elections -- said he welcomes the investigation and will continue his fight against corruption.

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