MP demands fast track court to try Owaisi's attackers



Hyderabad: Asaduddin Owaisi, MP from Hyderabad and brother of Akbaruddin Owaisi Wednesday demanded setting up fast track court to try the assailants involved in the murderous attack on Akbaruddin.

Addressing a press conference here he said there is a conspiracy against his brother who is also leader of Majlis-Ittehadul Muslimen(MIM) Legislature in the State Assembly as he was fighting the land Mafia in his constituency of Chandrayangutta.

Akbaruddin received multiple serious injuries when about ten persons attacked him while he was touring his Constituency alongwith another party MLA Ahmed Balala who was also injured in the attack on April 30.

Asaduddin criticised the police in handling the case and demanded action against the policemen who were present at the time of attack but failed to prevent assailants who fired four rounds and later inflicted injuries with dagger on the MLA.

He criticised a section of local press for projecting the attack as fallout of a land dispute.

"There is absolutely no truth and the MLA was only protecting the Government land from being encroached as he wanted to use it for the purpose of school for handicaps and housing for poor people" Asad said.

The two-time MP also blamed police for slapping a notice on a TV Channel which showed some visuals of attack. He said this is undemocratic and amounts to gagging the freedom of press and threatened to launch agitation if the notice to the channel is not withdrawn.

Meanwhile, Akbaruddin Owaisi's condition is now stable and he is recovering, doctors said.

PTI