Owaisi gets 14 days judicial custody

January 10, 2013 - 6:28:04 am

Hyderabad: MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi was yesterday sent to jail for 14 days for delivering a hate speech and accused of sedition and waging war against the nation even as the the Andhra Pradesh High Court reprimanded the legislator.

After questioning Owaisi through the night, police presented him early yesterday before a magistrate in Nirmal town in Adilabad district, around 200km from here. 

The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader was then shifted to the district jail in Adilabad town, 90km from Nirmal. A court in Nirmal yesterday dismissed Owaisi’s plea to shift him to the Chanchalguda Jail in Hyderabad on health grounds.

The court adjourned until today a police petition seeking his seven-day custody for further questioning. IANS