Hyderabad: Refuting the allegations of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) workers having allegedly thrashed two local Congress leaders, party chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday blamed Congress for fuelling the confrontation.
“It is a completely baseless allegation. It is an example of what local Congress leaders are doing in Telangana. At 1 pm I was told that my concerned MLA of that area and a Congress contestant has been arrested by the Police. Police said that it was preventive arrest,” Owaisi said.
The incident occurred when the Congress leaders were about to leave the Mir Chowk police station after the release of a Congress candidate on bail.
Just then, several AIMIM workers led by Owaisi arrived at the police station and a heated argument led to the incident.
“At 4 pm, I was told that Congress president, in 30 cars and with 150 people, had barged into the Mirchowk police station and pressurised the local ACP to release the Congress contestant. And then he was released,” Owaisi said
“The Police will investigate, we will cooperate with them,” he added.
Several Congress leaders, including Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief Uttam Kumar Reddy, sustained minor injuries in the scuffle.