New Delhi (Sputnik): Bharatiya Janata Party’s Telangana state leader T. Raja Singh, who recently accused police officials of a brutal assault, has reportedly caught actually "hitting himself with a stone" in a video which has gone viral on the social media.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Raja Singh claims he was attacked by Telangana Police but video shows him hitting himself with stone on head.https://t.co/wAQBPlAQ1O— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) June 20, 2019
The legislator, a known Hindu hardliner and Member of Legislative Assembly Telangana state, on Thursday, had claimed that he was brutally assaulted by Telangana police while setting up a statue of the late freedom fighter and queen of Ramgarh area.
On his Twitter, Singh wrote in Hindi “Yesterday, I got severely injured while helping erect a new statue of Rani Avantibai in place of the dismantled old one in Telangana's Jummerat Bazaar after the police attacked me and my fellow party workers. Why am I being repeatedly targeted by the police?”
जुम्मेरत बाजार में स्तिथ रानी अवंति बाई की प्रतिमा जो काफी वर्ष के कारण खंडित होगई थी उसे कल बदलते वक्त तेलंगाना की पुलिस द्वारा मुझपर और मेरे कार्यकर्ताओ पर हमला किया गया जिसमें मुझे सर पर गहरी चोट लगी है!— Raja Singh (@TigerRajaSingh) June 20, 2019
"आखिर क्या कारण है जो पुलिस द्वारा मुझे बार बार टारगेट किया जारहा है" pic.twitter.com/dxWScShioh
His claims were however quickly rebuffed by police authorities as a senior official posted a video where Singh can be seen hitting himself with a stone.
MLA Raja singh hit himself with a stone on his head and caused a self inflicted injury on his head and is falsely alleging that police has caused this injury.— A R SRINIVAS IPS (@DCPWZHyd) June 20, 2019
DCP West Zone pic.twitter.com/jZv4bUK79A
As soon as the video went viral, political rivals and netizens started trolling and slamming the leader for trying to frame the police.
An attack planned by Raja singh , executed by Raja singh and on Raja singh..Yes , must condemn Raja Singh 😂— . (@iamudayreddy) June 21, 2019
Video clearly shows that MLA Raja Singh was trying to inflict injuries on his head with a stone. Policemen are not carrying lathis and in fact they have taken away stone from his hands. Do not spread rumors. Let's stay vigilant! pic.twitter.com/rOTaJtaEBB— Konatham Dileep (@KonathamDileep) June 20, 2019
That is nuisance in public and police immediately arrest him Raja Singh put in the central jail 3mant— Md zakir Ali (@MdzakirAli19) June 21, 2019
@KTRTRS Why you Govt is tolerating people Like T Raja Singh. Every time he tries to spread hate and break law and order situation. He should be thrown behind bars— Faisal (@Faisalshahid95) June 21, 2019
However, not getting bogged down with the trolling, Singh later posted more footage on Twitter, claiming that the police released only selective videos, which do not highlight the police brutality he allegedly faced.
I urge @hydcitypolice @CPHydCity have some spine & release all the videos while police laithcharge on my karyakartas & me. Don't be selective in releasing videos as your department always targeted me.— Raja Singh (@TigerRajaSingh) June 20, 2019
Why Hindu's are always targeted @TelanganaDGP @HMOIndia pic.twitter.com/MXVLIBp1aW
The BJP provincial leader is often in the news for his street protests and ”Cow-Vigilantism”.