MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi alleged that plainclothes policemen began hurling stones, triggering Friday’s violence in the old city. Speaking to presspersons at the Police Commissioner’s office, he alleged that this deliberate act was meant to harass Muslim youths. Holding the Chief Minister responsible for the violence, he warned that his party would not remain silent.

Meanwhile, the BJP charged the government with miserably failing to curb violence, which is now threatening to escalate in old city.