Andhra Pradesh

CID files case against Kancha Ilaiah

The CID on Tuesday registered a case against Kancha Ilaiah, who wrote a book against a community, under Section 153A IPC (Promoting enmity between different groups based on religion, place and through other means).

The book, ‘Komatollu Samajika Smagglarlu’, became controversial and people from the Vysya community and other sections objected to the content. The issue triggered protests in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Protesters lodged complaints with the police at many places and demanded action against the writer. They condemned the statements reportedly made by Prof. Ilaiah insulting and casting aspersions on the community.

Ban being studied

N. Sambasiva Rao, DGP, said the police were studying whether there was a need to ban the book, if so how to impose it and earlier instances, without facing legal problems.

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