Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:45:00 GMT | By IANS

Owaisi sent to jail for 14 days

Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader was sent to judicial custody for 14 days for delivering a hate speech and was shifted to Adilabad district jail

Owaisi sent to jail for 14 days (© Reuters)

HYDERABAD: Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader and MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi was Wednesday sent to judicial custody for 14 days on charges of delivering a hate speech. After questioning the legislator through the night, police produced him early Wednesday before a magistrate in Nirmal town in Adilabad district. The MIM leader was then shifted to the district jail in Adilabad town.

A police petition seeking his seven-day custody for further questioning will come up for hearing later Wednesday. Akbar's lawyer moved a petition seeking his transfer to Chanchalguda Jail in Hyderabad on health grounds. Akbar was arrested in Hyderabad Tuesday evening after subjecting him to medical tests through the day at the government-run Gandhi Hospital.

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