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Akbar Owaisi sent to jail for 14 days

Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi was Wednesday sent to judicial custody for 14 days on charges of delivering a hate speech.

Published: 09th January 2013 10:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th January 2013 03:12 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi was Wednesday sent to judicial custody for 14 days on charges of delivering a hate speech.

After questioning the legislator through the night, police produced him early Wednesday before a magistrate in Nirmal town in Adilabad district, about 200 km from here.

The MIM leader was then shifted to the district jail in Adilabad town.

A police petition seeking his seven-day custody for further questioning will come up for hearing later Wednesday.

Akbar's lawyer moved a petition seeking his transfer to Chanchalguda Jail in Hyderabad on health grounds.

Akbar was arrested in Hyderabad Tuesday evening after subjecting him to medical tests through the day at the government-run Gandhi Hospital.

He was brought to Nirmal town amid tight security at 10 p.m.

Police officers continued questioning him till 5 a.m. and later produced him before the magistrate.

Akbar was booked by police in Nirmal in connection with a venomous speech delivered by him in the town Dec 22 at a public meeting.

The young leader faces charges of waging or attempting to wage war against the state, promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, and for deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings.

After the questioning Tuesday night, police added charges under five more sections of Indian Penal Code.

He is facing similar charges in Nizamabad town. Police in Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy and other districts also booked cases against him on complaints by activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party and its frontal organisations.

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