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Asaduddin Owaisi Sent to Judicial Custody in 2005 Case
MIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, against whom a non-bailable warrant was pending in a 2005 case, today appeared before a court in Sangareddy town of Medak district which remanded him in judicial custody till February 2.

Asaduddin, who is accused number 1 in the case, filed a 'recall petition' in the court seeking cancellation of NBW.

However, the court dismissed his petition and remanded him in judicial custody till February 2, a senior police officer said.

Asaduddin, along with his brother - jailed Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, were among others booked by the Patancheru police for obstructing the then Medak Collector A K Singhal from discharging his duties, among other charges.

Following his remand, Asaduddin was in the process of moving a bail application in the court, sources said.

Earlier, Akbaruddin Owaisi, who is under judicial custody in connection with an alleged hate speech, was produced before the court in Sangareddy town on January 17 by the Patancheru Police for execution of NBW in the case registered against the legislator in 2005.

The case was registered on a complaint by a revenue official that MIM leaders, including Akbaruddin Owaisi and his brother Asaduddin Owaisi, protested demolition of a place of worship at Muttangi village near Patancheru during a road widening process of Hyderabad-Mumbai National Highway.

They had allegedly engaged in heated arguments with the then District Collector A K Singhal and other officers.

Subsequently, some MIM leaders had appeared before the court and filed 'recall petition'.

However, the Owaisi brothers "failed" to appear before the court, after which a non-bailable warrant (NBW) was issued against them as they did not turn up in court in connection with the case registered in 2005.

Owaisi brothers and others were booked under IPC sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion), 147 (rioting), 186 (obstructing public servant while discharging duties) and seven other IPC sections.

Meanwhile, after being remanded in judicial custody, Asaduddin Owaisi was shifted to Medak district jail at Kandi village near Sangareddy town amidst heavy security.

Scores of MIM supporters assembled outside the First Class Magistrate Excise Court premises in Sangareddy town as the news spread that Asaduddin appeared before the court.

They raised slogans in support of the Hyderabad MP as he was being taken towards the jail from the court.

Additional forces were deployed in different areas of Old City in Hyderabad while armed police pickets were deployed at sensitive places of Sangareddy.

At some places in Hyderabad, protesters took to streets even as shops and business establishments downed shutters.

Meanwhile, Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma said the situation was peaceful in the city barring minor incidents as the word spread about Asaduddin being remanded in judicial custody.

"The situation is peaceful and under control. Some people voluntarily closed shops. Police have detained those persons who forcibly attempted to close the shops," Sharma said, adding police was closely monitoring the situation.

As a precautionary measure, additional security forces have been deployed in parts of Old City and a constant vigil is being maintained, he added.
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8/D-100
Jan 22, 2013
11:19 AM

>>An NBW is pending for 8 years

If I remember correctly, there was a NBW against Shahi Imam too but was not arrested because it would cause law and order problems!

RSM, Delhi
7/D-14
Jan 22, 2013
01:30 AM

Communal parties such as MIM and the RSS parivar which preach hate have no place in modern India.

Anwaar, Dallas
6/D-173
Jan 21, 2013
10:39 PM

The fact a NBW in a case of rioting and causing disharmony wasnt executed for so long in it self is shocking for 8 years.

Honestly these guys are finished politically as well.

wrongone, chennai
5/D-153
Jan 21, 2013
08:35 PM

There are many reasons why the Owaisi brothers should be jailed. The only reason they were not put behind the bars so far is because they were allies of the Congress party, which is in power in AP.

The real reason for the belated action against the Owaisi brothers is because they have been planning to enter into an electoral alliance with Jagan Reddy's YSRCP. AP is the only important state, barring the coalition in Maharashtra, where the Congress is in power. Their footprint has been wiped out from virtually most major states like UP, Bihar, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh,etc. The UPA 1 and UPA 2 coalitions got the requisite numbers mainly because of the Congress patry's performance in AP.  

Now, with the Telangana issue and the Jagan Reddy factor, Congress is jittery about its prospects in AP. Hence it has jailed Jagan and his prospective allies. Not that it is going to help at the hustings. The writing on the wall is quite clear.

D.L.Narayan, Visakhapatnam
4/D-134
Jan 21, 2013
07:17 PM

 An NBW is pending for 8 years !!! - Is this some sort of a joke ? Are we a banana republic ? - K Suresh

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