The Hyderabad City police arrested arrested spiritual leader Swami Kamlananda Bharati for his alleged controversial remarks against Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi at Srisailam in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh, today.
Two cases were booked against him by the police in two police stations in the old city, police here said. Hindu Devalaya Parirakshana Samithi (HDPS) President Bharati, who is fighting for the protection of Hindu temples, was touring the state to create awareness among the public on Hindu religion. He was arrested for allegedly making offensive remarks at a rally in Hyderabad January 8 during his tour in the state capital. The rally was organised to condemn the MIM leader Owaisi’s hate speech against Hindus.
Owaisi was arrested last week and currently in Nirmala police custody at Adilabad District.