Hyderabad: The High Court of Hyderabad questions the delay by Telangana Government and Telangana state police and asked them to expedite the process of filing chargesheet against MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi in the hate speech case filed by the Adilabad police.
Owaisi was booked primarily under sections pertaining to sedition and waging war against the nation under section 153 A of IPC, which allows police to file cases against people for vitiating communal harmony.
Akbar was arrested and lodged at a jail in Adilabad district for 40 days.
A Division Bench of the court hearing a petition which comprises of acting Chief Justice Dilip B Bhosale and Justice S V Bhatt questioned the government pleader as to how much time the police take to file the chargesheet. The Bench was informed that cases have been filed against the accused under Sec 153A of the Indian Penal Code but he is a legislator and the police needed sanction from the government to proceed.
The High Court questions government pleader why the government was delaying in giving sanction and directed to inform the status by next week when the case comes up again.
Akbaruddin was granted bail on February 15, 2013 citing health grounds.
The police had already sent various audio and video clippings of the meeting addressed by Owaisi and his voice sample to Central Forensic Laboratory at Chandigarh in February 2013.