Criminal cases have been registered against MIM MLAs Akbaruddin Owaisi and Ahmed Balala and five others in connection with the killing of a person in the attack on Akbaruddin Owaisi on April 30 last year.
The seven persons were booked following a complainant by Awad bin Younus Yafai, the brother of Ibrahim Yafai who was killed in the firing by Balala’s gunman when Akbaruddin Owaisi was attacked near Chandrayangutta last year.
Akbaruddin was attacked by Mohammed Pahelwan and his associates, resulting in serious injuries to him. Balala’s gunman, Jani Miyan, opened fire on the attackers leading to the death of Ibrahim Yafai and injuries to others.
The victim’s family lodged a complaint with the Chandrayangutta police on October 8 with the intervention of the Supreme Court.
According to the complaint, Akbaruddin and Balala invited Pahelwan and others to talks at corporator Mansoor Awalgi’s office at Barkas over land issue. When they went there, the MLAs and their associates abused and attacked them. “When we tried to resist, Balala’s gunman opened fire upon us,” Awad said in his complaint. Awad alleged that Akbaruddin Owaisi also tried to open fire upon them. Based on the complaint, Chandrayangutta police registered cases against Akbaruddin Owaisi, Ahmed Balala, Mansoor Awalgi, Jani Miyam and three others under various sections of IPC and Arms Act. “The Supreme Court gave directions to book a case whenever Yafai’s lodges a complaint. As per the directions of the court, we have registered a case on October 8 when Awad approached us,” a police officer said adding they have started investigating the matter.