MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi gets bail

Asaduddin Owaisi

A local court today granted bail to MIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi in connection with a 2005 case against him for allegedly obstructing the then Medak district Collector and other officials from discharging their duties.

Asaduddin was earlier sent in judicial remand till February 2 and lodged in the Medak district jail at Kandi, six kms from Sangareddy.

He is likely to be released today itself after production of bail orders before the jail authorities, sources said.

The 5th Additional District Judge (ADJ) court in Sangareddy town of Medak district today allowed Asaduddin's bail plea and directed him to furnish a personal bond for Rs 10,000 and 2 sureties of like amount.

The defence had submitted that Asaduddin had to attend a conference in Hyderabad on January 25.

The Judicial First Class Magistrate and Prohibition and Excise Court had earlier dismissed Asaduddin's two bail petitions.

The case was registered on a complaint by a revenue official, that Asaduddin, his younger brother and party MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi (presently in jail at Adilabad district in an hate speech case) and others protested demolition of a place of worship at Muttangi village near Patancheru during a road widening work of Hyderabad-Mumbai National Highway.

They had allegedly engaged in heated arguments with the then Medak District Collector A K Singhal and other officers during the protest and Owaisi brothers had allegedly pushed the Collector.

The Owaisi brothers had "failed" to appear before the court, after which a non-bailable warrant was issued against them.

Owaisi brothers and others were booked under sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion), 147 (rioting), 186 (obstructing public servant while discharging duties) and seven other sections of the IPC.

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