Former Kerala DGP held for ‘communal’ remarks, released

Sources said the arrest was recorded on July 29 by the police’s cyber wing, which lodged the case under IPC Section 153(A) [promoting communal enmity between religious groups]. The case was lodged on the basis of Senkumar’s remarks against the Muslim community

By: Express News Service | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: August 8, 2017 3:57 am
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Kerala’s former Director General of Police (DGP) T P Senkumar was arrested on charges of promoting communal enmity, and was subsequently released since he had obtained anticipatory bail from the high court.Sources said the arrest was recorded on July 29 by the police’s cyber wing, which lodged the case under IPC Section 153(A) promoting communal enmity between religious groups]. The case was lodged on the basis of Senkumar’s remarks against the Muslim community in an interview to a Malayalam web portal.
The court had refused to quash the FIR but had observed that his custodial interrogation was not necessary.In the article, Senkumar was quoted as saying, “Problem arises when a Muslim is taught that he should do jihad to attain heaven and that jihad is when one converts another into Islam, and kills a non-Muslim.”  He also spoke of “demographic change” in Kerala and linked it to the alleged “growing Muslim population”. ens

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    ashish ranjan
    Jan 20, 2018 at 11:17 pm
    DGP must be eyeing for BJP ticket ..their only job is to divide the country.
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      sampath
      Aug 10, 2017 at 9:11 am
      Why is speaking the truth communal ? Are we not seeing practical demonstrations of what the man said when kerala muslims are joining ISIS ? Why not the Yechurys, Karats of the world raise their voices about these issues like they rightfully condemn gaurakshaks. That is why communists are buried in India for ever.
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