Police from Nirmal of Adilabad district who interrogated the MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, charged of making anti-Hindu and anti-national speeches, at his residence on Monday came to his residence again on Tuesday morning. They questioned him for about half-an-hour. The police served a notice on the MLA to appear at the Gandhi hospital at 10:30 am, for medical examination.
Responding to police directive, Akbaruddin reached Gandhi hospital and a team of specialists started conducting medical tests on him. It is learnt that the doctors would be conducting 15 to 20 tests on him and it might take some time for the doctors to give their assessment. Police said they would decide on the future course of action basing on medical advice.
It is learnt that they would take him into custody at the hospital, basing on the medical reports and take him to Nirmal for further investigation. Meanwhile, Akbar’s elder brother and MP Asaduddin Owaisi, his party MLAs, leaders and large number of party workers gathered at the Banjara Hills residence of Akbar in large numbers, creating a tense situation. Party workers reached Gandhi hospital also in large numbers. But they were dispersed by the police.
Akbar, who returned from London early Monday, sought four days' time to appear before police, citing ill-health.
He was directed by the police to appear in Nirmal town police station, about 200 km from here, for questioning with regard to his alleged hate speech delivered last month.However, as he did not go there, police from Nirmal visited Akbar at his residence in Hyderabad and questioned him. They also tried to assess his health condition.
Inspector General of Police A.B. Venkateshwar Rao told reporters later that the investigating officer found Akbar in a fit condition but the legislator complained of some "internal pains".
Police in Nizamabad had also directed Akbar to appear before them Tuesday in connection with a similar case in that town.
It may be recalled that Akbar through his lawyer sought more time to make personal appearance.
Akbar also moved the state high court, seeking orders to restrain police from arresting him.
He also pleaded that the police be directed not to book further cases. The petition is likely to come up for hearing Wednesday.