Medak court issues warrant against MIM leader

A court in Medak district of Andhra Pradesh Wednesday issued a warrant against MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi, who was sent back to jail in Adilabad district after questioning by police in a hate speech case.

Armed with a Prisoner Transit (PT) warrant, a police team from Medak left for Adilabad to take custody of the legislator. A court in Sangareddy town issued the warrant in connection with a case booked against him in 2005. The court directed police to produce him by Jan 18.

The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader was booked by police in Patancheru in Medak district near Hyderabad on March 16, 2005 for obstructing officials from carrying out the demolition of a place of worship to facilitate road extension at Muttangi village.