High Court admits Akbaruddin's writ petition
January 9, 2013 - Hyderabad
The writ petition filed by MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi seeking directive of the court to stop registration of more cases in connection to the alleged hate speech has been admitted by the Andhra Pradesh High Court. Akbaruddin has prayed the court to issue a direction to the State Government and the DGP to issue instructions not to register any further FIRs on his speeches at Nirmal and Nizamabad. In his petition, Akbaruddin claimed that more cases are filed against him to proliferate the number of cases proceedings against him with an intention to harass him.
While admitting the petition, Justice L Narasimha Reddy expressed dismay at the alleged speech of the MLA and said if the petitioner sees it in a calm state of mind, he would realise the mistake. The judge said that the petitioner was holding the post of a floor leader in the Assembly and he should set an example for his behavior. The judge ruled that the stage had not yet come and the court could not say whether any other citizen felt aggrieved could ever file a new case connected to the alleged hate speech.
Dealing with another writ petition, a division bench of the High Court comprising Justice L Narasimha Reddy and Justice PV Sanjay Kumar dismissed the petition filed seeking a directive to remove the video clippings of the hate speech of Akbaruddin. The petition was filed by NSJ Rama Rao.
Meanwhile, the II Munsif Magistrate Court has directed the police to register a case against Akbaruddin Owaisi and start investigating the issue. The court has given the direction following a private complaint lodged by an advocate of Kazipet.
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