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Owaisi seeks four days to appear before police

PTI  Hyderabad, January 07, 2013
First Published: 08:35 IST(7/1/2013) | Last Updated: 16:44 IST(7/1/2013)

Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, booked for hate speech against a particular community will reportedly be examined by doctors at a government hospital after he sought four days time to appear before Andhra Pradesh Police.

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Owaisi, who was supposed to appear before Nirmal police on Monday , requested that he be granted four days to appear before them. The police has said it will base its decision on the advice of government doctors.

Earlier, MIM workers turned up in large number at Shamshabad airport here where Owaisi landed early this morning. The MLA was reportedly in London for his treatment.

As part of further probe into two cases, notices were issued to Owaisi on January 4 and he was directed to appear before investigation officers of Nirmal (Rural) police in Adilabad district today (January 7) and before the Nizambad II Town police on January 8. Another notice was served on Owaisi by the Osmania University Police directing him to appear before them on January 10.

Two FIRs were registered suo moto at Adilabad and Nizamabad districts while a third case was filed against the MLA by Osmania University Police following a court directive after the Floor Leader in Andhra Pradesh Assembly had allegedly used inflammatory and derogatory language against a particular community during his public speeches last month.

Akbaruddin has been booked under IPC sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, language etc. and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) and 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs).

He has also been booked under IPC section 121 (waging or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the Government of India).


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