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Hyderabad:After Hate Speech, Akbaruddin Owaisi 'insults God'


Akbaruddin Owaisi
Hyderabad, Jan 23: After hate speech, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) legislator - Akbaruddin Owaisi now has been accused of "insulting gods". Advocate Bethi Mahender Reddy has filed a legal complaint against Owaisi for allegedly making objectionable remarks insulting Hindus and Hindu gods.

A local court in Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, on Tuesday, Jan 22 ordered police to start investigation citing the complaint filed by the advocate.

Owaisi had addressed a public meeting at Circus Grounds in Karimnagar town on Aug 22, 2012. During his speech, Owaisi allegedly had made comments which "broke the hearts" of Hindus.

Advocate Reddy claimed that he had watched the speech on TV news channels and filed the complaint under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The complainant was quoted as saying, "Additional Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Kshama Deshpande directed the Karimnagar III Town police station to investigate the complaint and file a report."

Owaisi is currently behind the bar over a hate speech case. Akbaruddin's judicial custody has been extended till Feb 5. After the judgement of the Nirmal court on Tuesday, police brought him back to Adilabad jail.

Akbaruddin along with his brother MIM chief Asaduddin has also been charged with another 2005 protest case. Both Owaisi brothers were accused of abusing and protesting against Anil Kumar Singhal, the then Medak district collector.

Mr Singhal had led the road-widening works at Mutangi village of Patancheru mandal on Apr 16 in 2005. However, Mr Singhal had allegedly been threatened and opposed by Owaisi brothers, who had obstructed the officials from carrying out their duties alleging that a place of worship was being damaged.

The Owaisis were booked 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.

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