Akbar cases were suo motu: Government to High Court
By Express News Service - HYDERABAD
01st March 2013 09:45 AM
The state government informed the High Court on Thursday that the police had registered suo motu cases against MIM legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi in the larger public interest following the latter’s hate speeches which hurt the feelings of other religions of the society. The investigation into the case was not yet completed, it noted.
Justice Ramesh Ranganathan was dealing with a writ petition by Akbar seeking to quash and stay all further proceedings in the FIR registered by the Osmania University police against him. Besides, he also wanted the court to direct the authorities concerned to ensure that no further FIRs or crimes, apart from those registered at Nizamabad and Nirmal, are registered against him over his speeches made at public meetings on Dec 8 and 22 last year.
The government, in its counter affidavit, submitted that the comments of the MIM leader clearly established that he conspired with the other accused (who organised the public meeting) to create communal disturbances, abetted and instigated Muslims to wage war against the government.
Akbar, through his hate speeches, committed the offences punishable under Sections 120-B, 121, 124-A, 153-A, 295-A, 505 and 188 IPC.
The judge adjourned hearing in the case to Tuesday.
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