MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi sent back to jail after police questioning
Police in Andhra Pradesh's Adilabad District have reportedly completed the questioning of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi and sent him back to jail on Wednesday after four days in connection with a hate speech case.
Owaisi was produced before a magistrate in Nirmal town, about 200 km from in Hyderabad, and then sent back to the Adilabad District Jail, which is located about 90 km from Nirmal.
Owaisi will remain in police custody till January 20.
Owaisi was arrested on January 8 and on January 9, he was placed in judicial custody for 14 days for the hate speech that he had delivered during a public meeting in Nirmal town on December 22.
Owaisi represents Andhra Pradesh's Chandrayangutta Assembly Constituency in the old city of Hyderabad.
He has been charged with sedition, waging war against the nation and criminal conspiracy.