Editor held in Hyderabad for “hurting religious sentiments of Muslims”


The chief editor and owner of a publications house has been arrested for hurting the religious sentiments of Muslims, police said on Friday.

Bandla Sai Babu of Bandla Publications Private Limited has been arrested for publishing derogatory information and imaginary photo of Prophet Mohammed, police said.

Babu is the chief editor of Vijeta competition book for Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) exams.

Police took the action following a complaint lodged by Mohammed Arshad Ali, secretary of Majlise Tahaffuze Khatme Nubuwwat Trust.

A case under section 295 (A) of Indian Penal Code was registered at Mirchowk police station in the old city of Hyderabad.

Deputy Commissioner of Police V. Satyanarayana said all offices and establishments of the book were sealed and all books seized.

He said that police will deal firmly with any person knowingly or unknowingly hurt the religious sentiments of any community.