Hyderabad, January 16 : A city court on Wednesday granted two-day police custody for Hindu religious leader Swamy Kamalananda Bharati in connection with a case registered against him for making an alleged hate speech.
Swamy, who was arrested by the Special Investigation Team of City Police on January 13 and sent to Cherlapalli Jail for 14 days, would be questioned by the police for two days from Thursday onwards. He was arrested for making certain derogatory and provocative remarks against the Muslims during a meeting held at Indira Park on January 9 to condemn the alleged hate speech of MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi.
Two different cases registered against him following a complaint lodged by Muslim organisations. He has been booked under the charges of promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.
Meanwhile, the court also rejected Swamy’s bail petition.