Aisha Sultana Case Update: Filmmaker and model Aisha Sultana, who was charged in a sedition case and was questioned by Lakshadweep police, will reportedly to back to Kochi on Saturday or Sunday.
According to a report by Hindu, Akbar Kareem, Sultana’s lawyer said that she was questioned by the police on June 20, 23 and 24 in connection with the sedition case filed against her under the sections 12 (a) and 153(b) of the Indian Penal Code.
The sedition case was registered against Sultana after a complaint filed by Abdul Khader, president of BJP’s Lakshadweep unit. The complaint was filed against a statement made by Sultana during a television news debate in which she said that the central government has made a “bio weapon” against the people Lakshadweep. Sultana had explained that the remark made by her was directed towards the lockdown relaxations brought on the island when the number of positive cases were on the rise.
Later Karavatti police station had summoned Sultana for questioning. Sultana moved to Kerala High Court and filed a plea for anticipatory bail as she suspected that she will be arrested once she reached the police station. The court had granted bail plea to her and directed her to visit the police station.
Her lawyer, Kareem, told the Hindu that the police examined Sultana’s social media accounts on her police station visit and enquired about her links with foreign or international grouping. Her lawyer claimed, ” She has none.”
Superindent of Police at Kavaratti, Sharat Kumar Sinha, said that investigation into the case was underway and questioning Sultana was part of the investigation, as per report.
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After coming back from the police station, Sultana had said that she will continue to fight for her cause. Recently, she was accused of flouting the COVID-19 protocols in the Union Territory. As per the norm, inidviduals have to remain in isolation after coming back from travels and Lakshadweep District Collector Asker Ali alleged that Sultana did do that.