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FIR Against Akbaruddin Owaisi for His Speech at Election Rally

Published: 05th October 2015 07:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th October 2015 07:20 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

KISHANGANJ: An FIR was today lodged against  All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi by Kishanganj district administration for allegedly making inflammatory speech at an election rally here yesterday.        

The police are also probing whether damage to idols at two temples in the town, which were discovered this morning, was a fallout of the speech, Superintendent of Police Rajiv Ranjan said.  

Owaisi's speech, he said, violated provisions of section 144 of Crpc and an FIR has been lodged under sections 153A and 188 of IPC at Kochadhaman police station.        

Section 153A deals with promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language  and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony, while section 188 deals with  disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant.       

The FIR has been lodged on the basis of magistrate's report, the SP said. Owaisi had yesterday addressed an election meeting at Sontha haat village under Kochadhaman assembly constituency in Kishanganj district from where AIMIM state unit chief Akhtarul Iman is contesting.          

He had allegedly used abusive language against all members of Parliament except his elder brother Asaduddin Owaisi who is AIMIM chief and an MP from Hyderabad. He also allegedly made provocative remarks against BJP leaders.         

The police are probing if the damage to idols of goddess Kali in two temples in Nepalgarh locality had any connection to the speech. The SP said idols were found damaged in two adjacent temples this morning and created tension in the town and protests.          

District administration sought to maintain peace by talking to people of the two communities, he added.   



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