Voice recording of the MLA will be sent to CFSL, Chandigarh

An official of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Hyderabad, will arrive in Nirmal on Tuesday to record the voice of MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi in connection with his alleged hate speech in Nirmal December last.

The voice is likely to be recorded in the court of Nirmal Judicial First Class Magistrate K. Ajesh Kumar who will also consider the question of extending the judicial remand of the legislator which expires on the same day.

The voice recording of Mr. Owaisi will be sent to CFSL, Chandigarh, where it will be matched with his voice in the video footage of the meeting in question. The MIM MLA had denied the voice in the video footage to be, his during his interrogation in police custody in January. The voice recording thus becomes an important aspect of evidence against the accused.

Meanwhile, Mr. Owaisi declined to meet party legislator Ahmed Pasha Quadri but met his uncle Md. Yusufuddin Owaisi during mulaqat hours at the District Jail, Adilabad on Tuesday. While officials said the undertrial prisoner wanted to use the opportunity to meet only family members, Mr. Quadri alleged that the former was suffering from pain in the leg and abdomen and hence declined a meeting with him.

Meanwhile, an advocate Md. Ghouse filed a bail petition for Azeem-bin-Yahiya, the second accused in the Nirmal hate speech case, in the First Additional Sessions Judge’s court in Adilabad. The bail petition of Mr. Owaisi however, is likely to be filed after the voice recording exercise.

Hearing on bail plea

Sangareddy Staff Reporter adds: The hearing on bail petition of Akbaruddin Owaisi was postponed for Tuesday after the arguments from the counsel of the accused.

Seventh Additional Principal and Sessions Judge T. Anand heard the arguments from M Raghunandan Rao, lawyer of Akbaruddin on Monday.

Mr Rao has said that Mr Akbaruddin was attacked by opponents in the past and since moving to foreign countries for treatment, the lawyer said that the accused would be presented before the court whenever directed to do so without fail. He pleaded the Judge to grant bail.

However, the arguments were postponed to Tuesday as the public prosecutor V. Vaidyanath Patil was on leave.