Majlis MLA brought back to Adilabad jail within nine hours of being taken to Nizamabad

Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi was on Friday brought back to the District Jail, Adilabad, within nine hours of his departure for Nizamabad where he was to spend two days in police custody as part of the inquiry in the hate speech case.

Police from the neighbouring district took him into custody at about 9. 30 a.m. to escort him for questioning.

Mr. Owaisi is believed to have complained of pain in his lower abdomen before he emerged to proceed towards Nizamabad.

Our Nizamabad Staff Reporter adds:

The Nizamabad police led by Deputy SP J. Ram Mohan Rao interrogated the MIM floor leader in the Assembly Akbaruddin Owaisi for two hours at the AR headquarters here on Friday.

The interrogation was held in the presence of Akbar’s lawyers Akbar Khan and Majid Khan from 12 noon to 3 p.m. In the meantime, he was given one hour lunch recess. Earlier, he was brought from Adilabad district prison amid tight security. As soon as he arrived from Adilabad, the interrogation began.

Besides Deputy SP, Circle Inspector N. Saidulu, II Town Sub-Inspector Asif and Public Prosecutor Krishnam Raju also participated.

Since the interrogation was conducted in-camera, the details of it were not known to the waiting media persons. The police too refused to comment on it.

After questioning Akbaruddin, the police shifted him to the Adilabad prison in the late afternoon. He is scheduled to be produced before the First Additional First Class Judicial Magistrate court again on February 7.