Akbaruddin Owaisi denied permission to hold rally in Pune

Akbaruddin Owaisi denied permission to hold rally in Pune


MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi has been denied permission to hold a rally here tomorrow for a civic by-election by Pune police, citing possibility of a law and order problem.

Owaisi was scheduled to address a rally in support of his party’s candidate Mazhar Maniyar for the Kondhwa by-poll to be held here on November 1.

The Kondhwa police, in a communication to the organisers said the permission to address a rally was denied as there was a possibility of Owaisi’s speech causing communal tension in the city.

All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) city unit leader Azhar Tamboli, who had filed an application seeking permission for the Telangana MLA’s public rally, has criticised the police’s decision to disallow it, saying it amounted to violation of freedom of speech and right to campaign.

AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi faces arrest over inflammatory speech

Controversial All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi faces arrest in connection with a case registered against him for allegedly making an inflammatory speech at an election rally here.

Following registration of an FIR against Akbaruddin on Monday at Kochadhaman Police Station in Kisanganj district, Kisanganj Superintendent of Police Rajiv Ranjan issued the arrest order against him.

Akbaruddin, younger brother of AIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asauddin Owaisi, is an MLA of Telangana.

Asked about his reaction to the matter, Asauddin told reporters in Hyderabad that the matter will be tackled by the party’s legal team.

“The legal team of our party is trying to get the certified copy of FIR and it depends upon them.Whatever steps they will take accordingly…I don’t want to comment on what kind of language should or should not be used. 3000 people died in Gujarat and the then incumbent Chief Minister failed to do anything. Nobody can forget that,” he said.

Owaisi said as the FIR has been filed, the legal team would tackle the matter.

Asked if Bihar Police would go to Hyderabad to arrest Akbaruddin or wait for his arrival at Kisanganj, the SP told PTI “These are operational details which I cannot share.”

The FIR was lodged against AIMIM leader for violation of provisions of section 144 of Crpc and under sections 153 A and 188 of IPC.

Section 153A deals with promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony, while section 188 deals with disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant.

Akbaruddin had addressed an election meeting at Sontha Haat under Kochadhaman Assembly constituency on Sunday Akbaruddin had allegedly used abusive language against all MPs except his elder brother Asaduddin Owaisi. He also allegedly made provocative remarks against BJP leaders.

The AIMIM Legislator was booked in the wake of tension in the town after damage to idols in two temples were found on October 5 morning.

The SP had said that the police would probe whether damage to idols at two temples in the town was a fallout of his speech.

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