Owaisi attack case: 7 accused sent to judicial custody

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 21:34

Hyderabad: Seven accused in last week`s
attack on Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) legislator
Akbaruddin Owaisi were on Wednesday remanded in 14 days of judicial
custody by a court.

The seven arrested persons, including alleged
mastermind behind the attack Mohammad Pahelwan, were produced
in the court under heavy security cover.

They were later shifted to Cherlapally jail.
Owaisi sustained serious bullet and stab injuries when
a group of 10-11 people attacked him at Barkas in Old City on
Saturday when he was visiting his Chandrayangutta assembly
constituency. Akbaruddin is currently undergoing treatment at
Care Hospital in Banjara Hills.

Meanwhile, doctors attending on Akbaruddin said his
condition was improving.

In another related development, police today served
notice on a local television channel for telecasting the video
footage of the attack on Owaisi. Anticipating law and order
problems, the police asked the management of 4tv (a Urdu
channel) to stop telecast of the footage from immediate
effect.

The telecast reportedly triggered tension in Old City
area last night as MIM supporters pelted stones at a hotel and
function hall owned by Pahelwan`s family members even as some
mainstream channels also beamed the the visuals.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 21:34

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