Meerut: A petition seeking the lodging of a case against AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi was filed in a court in Meerut by a member of the UP Bar Council who alleged his remarks on the youths held by NIA amounted to treason and promoted terrorism.
"The remark from Owaisi that his party will provide legal aid to five youths arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA) amounts to treason," the petitioner, Anil Kumar Bakshi, said on Sunday.
"Owaisi's remark also shows that he is supporting terrorism," he alleged.
According to Bakshi, he filed a complaint on Saturday with Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) seeking filing of cases under section 114 (abetting the crime), 115 (abetment of offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life), 117 (abetting commission of offence), 121 (waging against the Government of India), 121A (conspiracy to commit offences punishable by section 121), 124A (sedition), 131 (abetting mutiny), 132 (abetment of mutiny), and 200 (using as true such declaration knowing it to be false).
The hearing on the complaint will be held on 6 July, said the court.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday said his party would provide legal help to the youths arrested by the NIA on charges of involvement in an alleged Islamic State terror module, but asserted his party does not support terrorism.