Cops quiz Akbaruddin Owaisi for his controversial speech

Cops quiz Akbaruddin Owaisi for his controversial speech
Hyderabad The Nizamabad police today has quizzed MIM legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi, facing sedition charges for his alleged "hate speech" in December last year.

Mr Owaisi, who is in judicial remand and lodged at the Adilabad district jail, was brought to Nizamabad town this morning and was being questioned by investigating officer at the Armed Reserve headquarters.

A court in Nizamabad had earlier granted the police two-day custody of Mr Owaisi to question him in connection with the December 8 speech delivered by him in Nizamabad town.

Mr Owaisi was suo-motu booked by Nirmal police in Adilabad and Nizamabad II Town police, besides by Osmania University police in Hyderabad and other parts of Andhra Pradesh for allegedly delivering provocative speeches against a particular community at Nizamabad and Nirmal in December last year.

Mr Owaisi, MIM's floor leader in state Assembly, was arrested by Nirmal police from Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad on January 8.

Story First Published: February 01, 2013 15:19 IST

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