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Swami’s voice sample to be cross-checked

Published: 18th January 2013 12:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th January 2013 12:16 PM   |  A+A-

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) completed questioning of Swami Kamalananda Bharathi, accused of making a hate speech, within a day though the police had sought a two day custody which was granted by the court.

The quick completion of interrogation has raised questions over what evidence the police might have found against the seer.

The investigators are believed to have decided to send the swami’s voice sample for cross-checking it with the original speech delivered at Indira Park in the city.

Though the SIT had two days time to grill the Swamy, it completed its questioning within a day and produced him before the court on Thursday evening itself.

Swami Kamalananda Bharathi was sent to judicial remand by the court and the bail petition filed by the swami’s counsel will come up for hearing on Friday.

The swami was taken to SIT’s office at Himayatnagar in the morning for questioning and the investigators sought to know whether he was associated with any organisation or outfit.

They also wanted to know whether there was any conspiracy behind the comments made by him. He was also asked about his credentials and when he started preaching.

The swami told the police that he did not intend to hurt any religion. By evening, the questioning was completed and he was taken to the Nampally criminal courts complex. He was produced before the judge in the chambers and later sent to judicial remand.

Meanwhile, the protest by saints and activists of rightwing outfits at the Banjara Hills police station against the arrest ended in the afternoon. After their arrest and release on the previous day, they stayed back at the police station throughout the night demanding that they be allowed to meet the governor.

They held discussions with senior police officials and home minister P Sabita Indra Reddy, but did not relent till they were provided an opportunity to meet the governor. Finally, a delegation of the religious leaders was taken to the Raj Bhavan where they gave a representation to the officer on special duty to the governor seeking the release of Swami Kamalananda Bharathi.

Governor ESL Narasimhan was not available in view of the President’s visit to the city. They tried to meet the chief minister but were told that a copy of the memorandum submitted to the governor reached the chief minister’s office and they cancelled the meeting.

HYDERABAD: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) completed questioning of Swami Kamalananda Bharathi, accused of making a hate speech, within a day though the police had sought a twoday custody which was granted by the court. The quick completion of interrogation has raised questions over what evidence the police might have found against the seer.

The investigators are believed to have decided to send the swami’s voice sample for cross-checking it with the original speech delivered at Indira Park in the city.

Though the SIT had two days time to grill the Swamy, it completed its questioning within a day and produced him before the court on Thursday evening itself.

Swami Kamalananda Bharathi was sent to judicial remand by the court and the bail petition filed by the swami’s counsel will come up for hearing on Friday.

The swami was taken to SIT’s office at Himayatnagar in the morning for questioning and the investigators sought to know whether he was associated with any organisation or outfit. They also wanted to know whether there was any conspiracy behind the comments made by him.

He was also asked about his credentials and when he started preaching. The swami told the police that he did not intend to hurt any religion. By evening, the questioning was completed and he was taken to the Nampally criminal courts complex. He was produced before the judge in the chambers and later sent to judicial remand.

Meanwhile, the protest by saints and activists of rightwing outfits at the Banjara Hills police station against the arrest ended in the afternoon. After their arrest and release on the previous day, they stayed back at the police station throughout the night demanding that they be allowed to meet the governor. They held discussions with senior police officials and home minister P Sabita Indra Reddy, but did not relent till they were provided an opportunity to meet the governor.

Finally, a delegation of the religious leaders was taken to the Raj Bhavan where they gave a representation to the officer on special duty to the governor seeking the release of Swami Kamalananda Bharathi. Governor ESL Narasimhan was not available in view of the President’s visit to the city.

They tried to meet the chief minister but were told that a copy of the memorandum submitted to the governor reached the chief minister’s office and they cancelled the meeting.

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