Amit Shah's doctored video: Telangana CM's lawyer appears before Delhi Police

Amit Shah, Revanth Reddy
Amit Shah, Revanth Reddy

New Delhi | Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy has sought more time to appear before the IFSO unit of Delhi Police that is probing the case of a doctored video of Home Minister Amit Shah's speech, a senior police official said on Wednesday.

Reddy's lawyer appeared before the Delhi Police on Wednesday after summonses were issued against the Telangana Congress chief and four members of the Pradesh Congress Committee for allegedly posting the video on X.

They were asked to join the investigation on Wednesday at 10:30 am.

The official, who requested anonymity, said that Reddy has sought more time to appear before the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) unit of the Special Cell that is probing the case.

Reddy's lawyer Saumya Gupta told reporters here that the handle through which the video was shared did not belong to Reddy.

"That account is not owned by the Telangana CM," Gupta said after meeting the Delhi Police's investigating officer at the IFSO office in Dwarka.

The summonses were issued to Reddy and four Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) members - Shiva Kumar Ambala, Asma Tasleem, Satish Manne and Naveen Pettem - under sections 91 and 160 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

According to police sources, if a person is served notice under section 160/91 of the CrPC, the person can either make a physical appearance before the IO or send a legal representative.

Addressing an election rally in Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency in Telangana on Wednesday, Reddy said a case has been registered against him in Delhi based on the complaint of the Union Home Ministry.

"I questioned the BJP. When I did that, PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah resorted to a vengeful attitude and registered a case against me in Delhi," he alleged.

The notices had been handed over by teams of Delhi Police's Special Cell to the Chief Minister's Office and at the Congress office at Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad on Monday.

"You come to my state and threaten the CM, but the people of Telangana won't be scared....

"Khabardar (be mindful) PM ji, you may think that you can threaten by coming to Telangana. This is my place. This is my territory. You are threatening me on my soil," Reddy said at the rally on Wednesday.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police had on Sunday registered an FIR after the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C), which is under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), filed a complaint about the doctored video of Shah where his statements indicating a commitment to abolish quota for Muslims on religious ground in Telangana were changed to make it seem that he was advocating scrapping of all reservations.

Jharkhand Congress chief summoned by Delhi Police in case over Amit Shah's doctored video

Ranchi | Jharkhand Congress president Rajesh Thakur was summoned by Delhi Police on May 2 in connection with its investigation into the doctored video of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, a party spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Thakur has been asked to join the investigation at Delhi Police's Intelligence Fusion & Strategic Operations (IFSO) office in connection with an FIR registered on April 28 by its Special Cell, he said.

"I received the notice from Delhi Police on Tuesday. But, it is beyond my understanding why the notice was served to me. This is nothing but anarchy," Thakur said.

"If there is any complaint, they should first verify the content on my X account. The election campaign is at its peak and my involvement in the campaign could be understood. In such a situation, they have sought my laptop and other electronic gadgets. Sending summons without verifying the things is not appropriate," he added.

Thakur said he has sought legal opinion on the issue.

Meanwhile, X handle of Jharkhand Congress, says, "@INCJharkhand withheld in response to a legal demand."

On Sunday, Delhi Police's Special Cell registered an FIR after the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C), which is under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), filed a complaint about the doctored video of Shah where his statements indicating a commitment to abolish quota for Muslims on religious ground in Telangana were changed to make it seem that he was advocating scrapping of all reservations.

On Tuesday, the Jharkhand BJP had also lodged a police complaint against two persons, alleging that they circulated the doctored video of Shah.

The complaint was lodged at the Argora police station in Ranchi against one Shailendra Hazra and Rupesh Rajak.

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