Akbar Owaisi produced in Medak court

Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi was Thursday produced in a court in Medak district in connection with a case booked against him in 2005.

The leader of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader, who was arrested and jailed last week for making a hate speech, was brought to Sangareddy town from Adilabad district jail. He was produced in the court, which adjourned the hearing to Jan 28.

The court had Wednesday issued Prisoner Transit (PT) warrant against him in connection with a 2005 case for obstructing officials from carrying out the demolition of a place of worship to facilitate road extension.

He had allegedly misbehaved with then Medak district collector at Muttangi village.

Sangareddy is about 55 km from Hyderabad, while Adilabad is some 290 km away from the state capital.

Several MIM workers who had gathered at the court complex raised slogans when Akbar Owaisi was brought there amid tight security. Police used force to disperse them.

Akbar Owaisi was having difficulty in walking and was seen keeping one hand on his stomach, indicating that he was in pain. MIM leader Afsar Khan said the legislator was not well and alleged that he was not being given proper treatment.

The legislator, who had survived an assassination attempt in 2011, was later shifted back to Adilabad jail

The police had arrested the MIM leader Jan 8 and the next day a court in Nirmal town sent him to judicial custody for 14 days for the hate speech he delivered at a public meeting Dec 22.

After questioning him for four days, the police produced him before the magistrate in Nirmal on Wednesday. He was later shifted back to jail in Adilabad.

Akbar Owaisi, a member of the Andhra Pradesh assembly from Chandrayangutta constituency in the old city of Hyderabad, is facing charges of sedition, waging war against the nation and criminal conspiracy.

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