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Police arrests Akbaruddin Owaisi, old Hyderabad tense

Hyderabad, Jan 9 (): After evading arrest on pretext of health concerns, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi was finally arrested in connection with the hate speech case against him and had been directed to keep in judicial remand for fourteen days.

Police arrested Owaisi after he was continuously evading arrest showing health reason, but the police were not satisfied with the explanation given by the MLA that he went to London as his health worsened and needed complete rest.

The MIM MLA who was arrested for delivering hate speech against a particular community was on Tuesday night taken to Nirmal in Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh. Police filed an FIR against the MIM leader.

Accusing the police for arresting Owaisi, the MLA’s lawyer Shafiuddin Khan claimed that Owaisi could collapse any time after his arrest due to nervousness. The MLA’s lawyer also claimed that even after Owaisi had been obeying the law and extended full cooperation, the police took him without informing anyone where he is being taken.

He stated that Owaisi had extreme pain in his abdomen due to which he has been suffering these days. The lawyer also said that three petitions have been filed in the court pleading for safety for the MIM MLA and proper medical treatment.

Declaring that Owaisi deserves A-category facilities as he is a floor leader in the Assembly, the counsel requested the court to sent Owaisi to Chanchanjura jail so that he could be safe and be provided with high-class treatment.

Meanwhile, situation in the old city of Hyderabad remained tense on Tuesday following the arrest of Akbaruddin Owaisi. Stone pelting incidents were reported and two RTC buses were also damaged, said sources. Akbaruddin Owaisi has been under the police scanner after delivering hate speech that might possibly provoke dislike between two communities.

The MLA is also said to have passed derogatory remarks about Gods of a particular community and also challenged the government to check the strength and power of the community to which he belongs to.

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