Asad’s second bail plea dismissed

The Three Town police here on Wednesday registered a criminal case against Akbaruddin on charges of delivering a hate speech here at a party meeting held at the Circus grounds on August 22, 2012.

BJP leader Bethi Mahender Reddy lodged a complaint at the Karimnagar Three Town police against the MIM MLA, but it was not accepted. The leader, who is also an advocate, then moved the court which directed the police and accordingly, a criminal case was registered against the MIM legislator under the relevant sections of the law.

Meanwhile, the Two Town police are reportedly planning to shift the case registered against MIM legislator of Charminar, Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri, for derogatory remarks against Mahatma Gandhi in Jagtial recently to the Jagtial Town police station. The MLA had, at a programme to distribute SSC study material to Urdu medium students in Jagtial on January 19, reportedly made the remarks against installation of the statue on the Assembly premises.

Order on bail today

Adilabad Staff Reporter adds: First Additional Sessions Judge A. Venkateswara Reddy, posted the order on the petition seeking bail for Akbaruddin Owaisi in the case pertaining to his alleged hate speech at Nirmal on Thursday. He heard arguments from both the sides on Wednesday.

Additional Public Prosecutor B. Praveen said the MLA may not cooperate with the investigation, especially in the recording of his voice sample slated for February 5, once he was out on bail. As all witnesses in the case needed to be examined, he said it was not the proper time to grant him bail. He also filed a 10-page counter against the arguments of the defence.

The defence counsel comprising advocates Niranjan Reddy and Vijaysen Reddy maintained that the case slapped on the accused did not attract sections of the Indian Penal Code and said bail could be granted as the police had completed the investigation. The defence counsel assured the court that the MLA would present himself for recording of the voice sample. The MLA would also surrender his passport and not attend any public meeting during the period of bail, he said.

Sangareddy Staff Reporter adds: Judicial First Class Magistrate and Prohibition & Excise Special Court Judge, K. Maruthi Devi, dismissed a second petition seeking bail for the Majlis-e-Ittehadul president and MP Asaduddin Owaisi. Interestingly, it was filed by a practising advocate and Telangana Rashtra Samiti leader M. Raghunandan Rao.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Judge had dismissed the first petition seeking bail for the MIM leader.