Hindi News | Samay | UP/Uttarakhand | MP/Chhattisgarh | Bihar/Jharkhand | Rajasthan | Aalami Samay
MIM MLA Owaisi petitions AP HC to quash FIRs against him
Last Updated : 07 Jan 2013 09:44:07 PM IST
Akbaruddin Owaisi
File Photo


MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, who faces charges of making "hate speech", on Monday moved the Andhra Pradesh High Court seeking quashing of FIRs filed against him, even as the BJP accused the Andhra Pradesh government of going soft on him.

Owaisi, who has been booked at three police stations, arrived from London this morning at the airport where a large number of his supporters had gathered.
His counsel immediately filed an application at Nirmal police in Adilabad district seeking four days' time to appear before the police citing health grounds.
A few hours later, the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MLA, who is also his party's floor leader in the Andhra Pradesh state assembly, moved a petition through his counsel in the High Court contending that he has been implicated in these cases due to political reasons.
In his petition, Owaisi's counsel claimed that, "He is an MLA and he is available to the investigation at any time and that there is no need to arrest him."
"Despite the police registering suo-motu cases at Nirmal and Nizamabad police stations, more complaints were being lodged at different places and he sought quashing of all the FIRs registered in Andhra Pradesh," he counsel said in his petition.
The High Court posted the matter to January 9.
Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu accused the Congress of going soft on Owaisi's MIM as both are still alliance partners in Hyderabad and hit out against the Andhra Pradesh government for allegedly failing to take prompt action over his alleged "hate speech".
"Why this delay in taking action? Why this lenient attitude when there is universal condemnation of his  highly objectionable comments? It is the Congress which helped MIM grow? They still share power in Hyderabad corporation. Is this the reason why they are soft," he told reporters here.
MIM had recently withdrawn support to the Congress both at the Centre and state, but both the parties continue to share power in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).

Earlier, one of Owaisi's counsel appeared before the investigation officer of Nirmal (Rural) Police and submitted the application seeking four days' time for his appearance. The police which issued an acknowledgement, however, has yet to take a decision on Owaisi's request.
A senior police officer told news agency from Adilabad that Owaisi did not turn up before them, though one of his counsel represented the MIM leader. "We are discussing his request," the police officer said.
When asked about Owaisi's "failure" to appear before the police despite being served a notice, the police officer said that "It is the prerogative of the investigating officer (IO) of the Nirmal police, on how the course of investigation will proceed".
The police, who anticipated trouble in view of Owaisi's appearance in Nirmal town, had clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC, even as scores of BJP workers demanding his immediate arrest held demonstrations and tried to lay seige to the police station, while Owaisi's counsel reached there.
The police resorted to mild caning to disperse protesting BJP workers, even as shops and business establishments remained closed in Nirmal town.
Similar protests were held by the BJP and its front organisations in Adilabad, Hyderabad and Nizamabad, as well as other districts demanding his arrest.
The police also took into custody 15 protesters for violating prohibitory orders.

Meanwhile, Akbaruddin Owaisi's brother and MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi said they are not going to run away from the situation.
Earlier, Akbaruddin Owaisi was accorded a grand reception by his party workers and hundreds of supporters after his arrival at the Shamshabad airport here, early morning. A medical team from Owaisi Hospital also went to his house in Banjara Hills and examined him.
Akbaruddin Owaisi, who represents the Chandrayangutta assembly constituency, 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), 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).

Source:PTI, Other Agencies, Staff Reporters
Post Your Comment (0 posted):
Post your comment Post Your Comments
Your name :
Your e-mail address :
Your website :
Add your comments :
Please enter the code you see in the image:

super luxury car maker Rolls-Royce is gearing up to tap the country's Billionaires with ne

Coming-of-age drama 'Boyhood' won three of the biggest awards at the BAFTA 2015 but it was

Sunny Leone is seen scorching the screen in the first look of Leela with her bold acts.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, S

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian reportedly wants Beyonce to buy a house in her gated commun

Automaker Renault India today said it will roll-out a multi-purpose vehicle 'Lodgy' and a

Pharma tycoon Dilip Shanghvi surpassed Mukesh Ambani as the world's richest Indian with a

When Holi is round the corner, can anyone forget all-time hit Bollywood songs?

In an interim order, the Bombay High Court has restrained the city police from arresting o

Good news for the fans’ of Salman Khan and Deepika Padukone.

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has posed nude for the upcoming 10th season of 'Keeping Up

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar and Actress cum Entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra have pa

Kashmir witnessed season's heaviest snowfall as the arterial Jammu-Srinagar National Highw

Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman has joined Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux as the new bon

Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz launched the all-new compact B-Class in both petrol and dies

Bollywood actor Poonam Pandey, gets relief as a local court in Bengaluru quashed a case pe

Automaker Renault India launched the new generation Duster priced at Rs 8.30 lakh (Delhi e

Now Bollywood A-list actors are competing to get nude on-screen.

The 2015 edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards is set to enthrall Bollyw

India defeated Zimbabwe by six wickets chasing 288 runs target in World Cup Match.

Watch comedian Raju Srivastava's new video for 'Swachha Bharat Abhiyaan'.

Watch a taxi modelling on the ramp,Thailand's contestant will be wearing a tuk-tuk dress

Smartphones and tablets are becoming the preferred choices for Chinese consumers to do onl

Aamir Right or Wrong?
Samay Live
Do you agree with Aamir\'s stand on intolerance?
Samay Live
Samay Live

Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live