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Hate speech: Owaisi sent to judicial custody

Posted on Jan 16, 07:33PM | IBNS

Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader and MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi was sent back to judicial custody on Wednesday after the police quizzed him for four days in connection to the hate speech case.

Owaisi was sent back to judicial custody a day before the end of his five-day police custody.

The police in Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh said they have completed questioning Owaisi in four days as they produced the leader before a magistrate in Nirmal town on Wednesday.

He has been sent back to Adilabad District Jail and will remain in judicial custody till Jan 22.

On Jan 8, the MIM leader was arrested on charges of delivering a hate speech in Adilabad last month.

Owaisi faces a number of charges including sedition, waging or attempting to wage war against the state, promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, and for deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings.