MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi in trouble over alleged hate speech
January 3, 2013 - Hyderabad
Police has registered a case against MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi for his alleged hate speeches delivered at public meetings in Nizamabad and at Nirmal in Adilabad district. Cases under sections 121 and 153 (A) of the Indian Penal Code were filed against the MLA. The MLA is in trouble for the alleged hate speeches as there is widespread criticism across the nation over the alleged speeches. The registration of cases comes a few hours after a social activist in New Delhi filed a complaint at the Parliament Street police station in Delhi.
The speeches were allegedly made in Nizamabad on December 8 and at Nirmal on December 22. The police said they have found prima facie evidence.
Referring to the charges against the MLA, Director General of Police V Dinesh Reddy told the media that Akbaruddin Owaisi is reportedly in London undergoing a medical treatment. He said notices would be served with immediate effect. When asked if the MLA could be arrested, the DGP said that the investigation has begun and the police will also question the MLA. The police would take the assistance of Interpol if there is any doubt that the MLA is trying to evade the investigators, DGP said.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy said that there is no political interference in the delay in registering the case against MLA. He said that the police had to seek legal opinion which led to the delay. The Chief Minister said that the police need no instructions from the government to act on cases of inflammatory speeches, which hurt the sentiments of the people. He further said that the law would take its own course.
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