Chief of MIM Asaduddin was sent to judicial custody on Monday, Jan 21. He was sent to jail in Andhra Pradesh's Medak district in connection with 2005 protest case booked against him.
Earlier, it was younger brother Akbaruddin who was sent to jail in Adilabad district on charges ranging from sedition to waging war against the government for his hate speech. Akbaruddin is a member of state legislative assembly in Andhra Pradesh. He is still in police custody.
A court in Sangareddy town of Medak district near Hyderabad on Monday rejected MIM chief's "recall petition" seeking to cancel non-bailable warrant (NBW) against him. The court also sent him to judicial custody till Feb 2.
The MIM Chief along with his younger brother Akbaruddin and others were booked by police on Mar 16, 2005 for obstructing officials from carrying out demolition of a place of worship to facilitate road extension at a village called Muttangi.
The police booked the Owaisi brothers under Sections 147 (punishment for rioting), 153 A (promoting enmity between groups), 353 (assault on a public servant obstructing him of discharging duties), 290 (punishment for public nuisance), 295 (deliberate acts to outrage religious feelings) and 506 (criminal intimidation) among others.
Owaisi brothers--Asaduddin and Akbaruddin--are known for promoting hate politics and trying to divide the country on religious lines.