TRS MP and daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, K Kavitha, has been reportedly booked for sedition after she said that Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana were forcefully annexed to India.
At a programme arranged by The Indian Express, Kavitha is supposed to have said, "Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana were both forcefully and at the same time annexed to the Indian Union. When I say I feel strongly, it's because we were both separate countries, but were merged with the Indian Union after Independence. In 1947, we were not a part of India.
A case was registered two days back under Sections 124-A (sedition) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of IPC following directions from a local court, said a South Zone police official.
A local court had last week directed police to investigate and file a case against Kavitha, the Nizamabad MP, upon a complaint over alleged remarks attributed to her. The complaint was filed by K Karunasagar, an advocate and the convener of the BJP's city legal cell.