The case was registered two days back under Sections 124-A (sedition) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of IPC following directions from a local court, said a South Zone police official.

A local court had last week directed police to investigate and file a case against Kavitha, the Nizamabad MP, upon a complaint over alleged remarks attributed to her. The complaint was filed by K Karunasagar, an advocate and the convener of the BJP's city legal cell.

The complainant in the petition alleged that Kavitha, in an interview, had made observations that Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana were not part of India earlier.

"Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana were both forcefully and at the same time annexed to the Indian Union. It’s because we were both separate countries, but were merged with the Indian Union after Independence. In 1947, we were not a part of India,” Kavitha said.

“After 1947, we became a part of India. Then the troubles really started. None of our people was very rich before. So it's from the people's perspective that I've started reading about Jammu and Kashmir. We need to solve issues, particularly the Kashmiri Pandits' issue which is put up in the agenda of the BJP,” she added.

“They say we can all take them back home, but it is just a political statement. You have to create a safe environment before you take them there. We need to come out clean on Jammu and Kashmir. Few parts were not ours, we should agree, we should redraw the international lines, and move on," she said.

The police official said legal opinion is being sought on the matter for further action.

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