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Akbar Owaisi sent to jail till Feb 7 in another hate speech case

IANS  Hyderabad, January 24, 2013
First Published: 21:53 IST(24/1/2013) | Last Updated: 21:55 IST(24/1/2013)

A court in Andhra Pradesh's Nizamabad district Thursday sent MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi to judicial custody in another hate speech case.

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The police shifted Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) legislator from Adilabad, where he is already lodged in a jail, to Nizamabad town, 175 km from here, and produced him before a magistrate, who sent Owaisi to jail till Feb 7 for delivering a hate speech in the town last month.

Following the magistrate's orders, the police shifted the MIM leader back to jail in Adilabad town, about 300 km from here.

Police produced Akbar Owaisi a few hours after the court granted it time till Jan 31 to do so.

Akbar Owaisi was arrested by the police Jan 8 for making a hate speech at a public meeting at Nirmal on Dec 22. The next day, a court in Nirmal town sent him to judicial custody for two weeks. His custody was later extended till Feb 5.

A member of the state assembly from Chandrayangutta constituency in Hyderabad, Owaisi is facing charges of sedition, waging war against the nation and promoting enmity between people.

Cases were also booked against him in several police stations in Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy and other districts on complaints lodged by individuals.


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