AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi acquitted in hate speech case

The Special Sessions Court for MPs/MLAs at Nampally Metropolitan Court on Wednesday acquitted AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi in two hate speech cases related to Nirmal and Nizamabad districts.

AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi acquitted in hate speech case
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Hyderabad: The Special Sessions Court for MPs/MLAs at Nampally Metropolitan Court on Wednesday acquitted AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi in two hate speech cases related to Nirmal and Nizamabad districts.


It said the prosecution failed to produce proper evidence for the same. It also directed Akbaruddin not to make any controversial speech in future keeping in mind the national integrity.


Akbaruddin was facing cases for his alleged hate speeches delivered in Nizamabad and Nirmal in Telangana in December 2012.


Akbaruddin, the younger brother of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, was booked under certain sections of the Indian Penal Code for making "hateful" speeches in which he made a public speech. He had allegedly used inflammatory and derogatory language against a community during the speeches.


Earlier, several cases were registered against Akbaruddin in Nizamabad on December 8, 2012, and in Nirmal town on December 22, 2012, for allegedly delivering hate speeches by him.


He was also arrested and later released on bail. The Crime Investigation Department (CID) investigated the Nizamabad case and filed a charge sheet in 2016, while the district police probing the Nirmal case also submitted the chargesheet in the same year.


A total of 41 witnesses were examined in the Nizamabad case while 33 people were examined in the Nirmal case.

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