Published On : Wed, Oct 7th, 2015

Akbaruddin, brother of AIMIM chief Asauddin Owaisi, faces arrest for fiery speech in poll-bound Bihar


Kishanganj: In a fast paced development, imminent arrest stared the face of Akbaruddin Owaisi, younger brother of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asauddin Owaisi, for making an inflammatory speech at an election rally in Bihar’s Kishanganj. The fiery speech could trigger unrest in poll-bound Bihar. Akbaruddin Owaisi is an MLA from Telangana.

Following registration of an FIR against Akbaruddin on Monday at Kochadhaman Police Station in Kisanganj district, superintendent of police Rajiv Ranjan issued the arrest order against him.

Asked about his reaction to the matter, Asauddin told reporters in Hyderabad that the matter will be tackled by the party’s legal team.

“The legal team of our party is trying to get the certified copy of FIR and it depends upon them.Whatever steps they will take accordingly…

“I don’t want to comment on what kind of language should or should not be used. Three thousand people died in Gujarat and the then incumbent chief minister failed to do anything. Nobody can forget that,” he said.

Asked if Bihar Police would go to Hyderabad to arrest Akbaruddin or wait for his arrival at Kisanganj, the SP told PTI: “These are operational details which I cannot share.”

The FIR was lodged against AIMIM leader for violation of provisions of section 144 of Crpc and under sections 153 A and 188 of IPC.

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.

Akbaruddin had addressed an election meeting at Sontha Haat under Kochadhaman Assembly constituency on Sunday.

Akbaruddin had allegedly used abusive language against all MPs except his elder brother Asaduddin Owaisi. He also allegedly made provocative remarks against BJP leaders.

The AIMIM Legislator was booked in the wake of tension in the town after damage to idols in two temples were found on October 5 morning.

The SP had said that the police would probe whether damage to idols at two temples in the town was a fallout of his speech.