A local court on Thursday issued a non-bailable warrant against Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi for allegedly making a “hate speech” against a particular community.
Based on a private complaint of Kashimshetty Karunasagar, a practising advocate, the VII Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court here issued the non-bailable warrant with a direction to Maddannapet police to produce Mr. Owaisi before it on May 9.
Mr. Owaisi’s counsel Mohammed Azim filed an application in the court seeking recall of the non-bailable warrant.
“We have filed an application seeking to cancel the NBW. The court has posted the matter for tomorrow,” Mr. Azim told PTI, adding that his client was ready to appear before the court.
Mr. Karunasagar had filed a complaint on December 28, 2012 in the court seeking registration of a case against Mr. Owaisi under Section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion) and other relevant sections of the IPC.
He had alleged that he saw an online video wherein Mr. Owaisi, who represents Chandrayangutta Assembly seat, was seen using inflammatory and derogatory words against a particular community, while addressing a public meeting at Nirmal town.
Earlier, the Second Metropolitan Magistrate of Ranga Reddy district had issued a non-bailable warrant against Mr. Owaisi on April 16 after he failed to appear before it in a hate speech case lodged against him at Nirmal town in Adilabad district.