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Hate speech: Owaisi questioned for second day

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First published: January 13, 2013, 6:36 PM IST | Updated: January 13, 2013
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Hate speech: Owaisi questioned for second day
Police said the MIM leader was being questioned in the presence of his two lawyers as directed by court.

Hyderabad: Police continued to question MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi for the second day on Sunday for his hate speech against Hindus. Investigating officers began questioning the legislator at 10 am on Sunday in Adilabad town, about 300 km from Hyderabad.

Police said the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader was being questioned in the presence of his two lawyers as directed by a court in Nirmal town, which sent him to police custody for five days.

The Andhra Pradesh legislator was arrested in Hyderabad Tuesday in connection with a hate speech delivered by him in Nirmal town last month. A court in Nirmal sent him to judicial custody for 14 days.

The MIM leader has been booked for sedition, waging war against nation, criminal conspiracy and other charges. Police were questioning Akbar Owaisi to gather more evidence against him on the basis of a CD of his December 22 speech.

Meanwhile, Osmania University police station here plans to file a petition to seek a prisoner transit warrant to seek custody of Owaisi for investigation into the case booked against him at the direction of a city court.

Police Saturday questioned representatives of four television channels with regard to the MIM leader's provocative speech at Nirmal.

Owaisi is facing a case in Nizamabad for making a similar speech in that town.

He has also been booked by police in several other districts on the directions of local courts during last 10 days. The court orders came on the petitions filed by individuals.

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