Hate speech case: Akbaruddin Owaisi's voice recorded, remand extended

Hyderabad: Forensic experts Tuesday recorded the voice of MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi in another case of hate speech.

The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) legislator was presented before a court in Nizamabad town, where the experts recorded his voice as he has reportedly claimed during the interrogation that the voice in the video footage of his speech was not his.

The court also extended his judicial custody till 26 February. The hearing on his bail petition was also adjourned to 14 February.



Owaisi was brought to the court amid tight security.

A curfew-like situation prevailed around the court complex with police forcing the closure of shops, eye-witnesses said.

The young leader was brought from a jail in Adilabad district, where he is lodged since his arrest last month in case of hate speech booked against him in Nirmal town of the same district.

Akbar Owaisi, the younger brother of MIM chief and Lok Sabha member Asaduddin Owaisi, had made the controversial speeches at Nirmal on Dec 8 and at Nizamabad on 22 December last year.

Adilabad is about 300 km and Nizamabad 200 km from Hyderabad.

The MIM legislator's voice was recorded in a court in Nirmal town on 5 February. The court same day extended his judicial custody till 19 February.

A member of assembly from Chandrayangutta constituency in Hyderabad, he is facing charges of sedition, waging war against the nation and promoting enmity between people.


Updated Date: Feb 12, 2013 15:33 PM

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