Hyderabad civic polls: Asaduddin Owaisi booked for attack on Congress leader

Hyderabad: Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief and Hyderabad Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi has been booked for his alleged involvement in the attack on Congress MLC Shabbir Ali during the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation polls, police said on Wednesday.

Cases against Owaisi and others were registered late Tuesday night under relevant sections of IPC.

Ali, Leader of Opposition in Telangana Legislative Council, had on Tuesday filed a case against Owaisi and his followers for allegedly attacking him in Mirchowk area.

"Mirchowk Police has registered a case against Owaisi and others under sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 427 (mischief causing damage), 506 r/w 149 of IPC. The case is being probed and action will be taken against responsible
persons as per facts and law," a senior police official said.

Asaduddin Owaisi in a file photo. PTI

Asaduddin Owaisi in a file photo. PTI

TPCC chief Uttam Kumar Reddy and Ali have alleged MIM party workers led by Owaisi attacked them. A vehicle belonging to Reddy was also damaged by miscreants. Ali alleged he sustained injury below the right eye and on other body parts.

Mirchowk Police Inspector Y Yadgir Reddy told PTI they have received a similar complaint from an Urdu daily reporter alleging Owaisi and some of his followers attacked him on Tuesday.

Police have registered a case and a probe is underway.

On Tuesday, MIM and Congress workers clashed during the GHMC polls and police had to resort to lathicharge to disperse them.

The trouble started when Congress candidate Mohammad Gouse and Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MLA Pasha Quadri engaged in a confrontation in Mirchowk in old city following which they were taken into police custody briefly.

Reddy and Ali then reached Mirchowk Police station, where Gouse was kept in custody. Owaisi also reached there at the same time which escalated tension between the two groups.

According to police, they had to resort to mild lathicharge to disperse the agitated party workers when they, led by their respective leaders, gathered at the police station.


Updated Date: Feb 03, 2016 16:37 PM

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