Akbaruddin Owaisi, the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MLA who was indicted of making hate speech was arrested on 8 January 2013 after going through the medical tests in government hospital in Hyderabad. The MLA on 7 January 2013 sought time of four days for appearing in front of the police on certain medical grounds.
The MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi is facing charges which range from sedition to waging a war against the state. He was booked on 3 January 2013 under two different sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) by the police in Nirmal Town, 200 km away from Hyderabad.
He was booked under the charges of promoting hostility between different groups as well as performing actions which are harmful to the harmony, apart from the charge of attempting to wage war against the state. The last charge if proved, leads to life imprisonment or death sentence.
Akbaruddin Owaisi, who is the member of Andhra Pradesh assembly, is at present facing five charges which include doing public mischief, threatening people for giving false evidence, criminal conspiracy, sedition and disobeying the official orders.
He was booked in Nirmal Town by the police on grounds of delivering malicious speech in town on 22 December 2012 at a public meeting. He is also facing other such charges in Nizamabad town. Hyderabad police, Ranga Reddy police as well as police in other districts also booked various cases against him.
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