Amid tension, Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul- Muslimeen (MIM) legislator Akabaruddin Owaisi was brought to the excise and prohibition court here Thursday in connection with an old incident where he allegedly insulted and obstructed a government official from discharging his duty.
Special judicial first class magistrate K Maruthi Devi adjourned the hearing in the case to January 28, when other accused in the case too would be produced in the court. Akabaruddin was asked to appear before the court on January 28. He is currently under judicial custody in the case related to his hate speech. A special team of police led by Patancheru circle inspector Ravinder Reddy went to Adilabad district jail around 6 am and took Akbaruddin into custody.
The MLA was escorted to Sangareddy, the district headquarters town of Medak district, for producing him in the excise court, as a non-bailable warrant was pending against him.
When he was brought to the court at 10:55 am, a small group of MIM activists and supporters present there ventured near the court in spite of Sec 144 being clamped in and around the court premises. After, the adjournment of the case, Akbaruddin stayed in the court premises till 11:55 am.
He was served breakfast and tea by the police and Akbaruddin held discussions with MIM MLAs Afsar Khan (Karwan), Md Virasat Rasool Khan (Nampally), Moazam Khan (Bahadurpura) and Mumtaz Ahamed Khan (Yakutpura). Tension prevailed at the court when Akabaruddin was escorted back to Adilabad district jail with about 150 MIM activis and supporters, along with four MIM corporators, had gathered there.
They shouted slogans demanding the release of Akbaruddin. When they started running after the convoy, police resorted to lathicharge and dispersed them. The four MIM corporators were taken into custody and released later. District police had made elaborate security arrangements at Sangareddy, expecting trouble from MIM activists and supporters.
Barricades were erected at Patancheru, Lakadaram and Kandi villages on the way to Sangareddy and several MIM activists who tried to enter Sangareddy were turned back.
Patancheru police executed on Thursday the NBW against Akbaruddin issued in 2010. All these years, they had been mentioning during court proceeding that the MIM MLA was absconding. Sources say the NBW was not executed because the MIM was an ally of the Congress party till recently. Now, with the MIM MLA in judicial custody for his alleged hate speech, police had executed the NBW.