Printer booked for ‘provocative’ handbills

An FIR has been registered against Rashtrothana Printers following a complaint that it printed pamphlets with provocative content with an intention to disturb communal harmony especially when Assembly polls are round the corner.

The High Grounds police said the headline in the pamphlet read ‘Rashtra Gellisi Abhiyana’ (Help the nation win campaign) urging people to vote for Hindu candidates.

The police suspect that the pamphlets were printed by an organisation affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), based in Shankarapuram.

The pamphlets mocked the state government calling the chief minister an anti-Hindu leader supporting mass murderers and urged the voters to only support Hindu leaders.

B R Naidu of Vasanthnagar, in his complaint to the police, said the pamphlets had an inflammatory content on divisive politics based on caste and religion.

There were also messages on Tipu Sultan, Mahmud of Ghazni and Muhammed Ghori which the complainant felt were printed to disrupt harmony.

The High Grounds police have registered the FIR and plan to transfer the case to the Shankarpuram police where the press is situated.

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