Criminal case against Asaduddin after AIMIM workers beat up Cong leaders

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Asaduddin Owaisi refuted the allegations and blamed Congress for fuelling confrontation.

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi along with supporters stops TPCC president Uttam Kumar Reddy and Congress leader Mohammed Ali Shabbir's car as they come to Mir Chowk police station where Congress candidate Mohammed Ghouse was detained in Hyderabad.

Senior Congress leader Shabbir Ali on Wednesday filed a criminal case against All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi after AIMIM workers beat up Congress and TRS top leaders during the last hours of GHMC polling on Tuesday.

AIMIM party workers and leaders ran amok on Tuesday across the Old City attacking leaders of various parties including Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali’s son Azam Ali and senior Congress leaders Uttam Kumar Reddy, Mohammed Ali Shabbir, and Ram Mohan Reddy.

Read: AIMIM party workers beat up Cong, TRS top leaders in Hyderabad

The incident occurred when the Congress leaders were about to leave the Mir Chowk police station after the release of a Congress candidate on bail.

Asaduddin Owaisi was seen leading the party workers who thrashed Congress leaders and damaged their vehicles at Mirchowk.

Few workers were seen forcefully opening the Congress leaders’ cars and repeatedly kicking them and punching them.

Two MIM activists pushed the windshields of the vehicles till they were damaged. Leader of Opposition Shabbir Ali sustained an injury under in his right eye in the attack.

MIM leader and Malakpet MLA Ahmed Balala allegedly chased and beat up the Mr Azam Ali in front of the minister’s house at Azampura.

"Mirchowk Police has registered a case against Owaisi and others under sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 427 (mischief causing damage), 506 r/w 149 of IPC. The case is being probed and action will be taken against responsible persons as per facts and law," a senior police official said.

However, Asaduddin Owaisi refuted the allegations and blamed Congress for fuelling confrontation.

"It is a completely baseless allegation. It is an example of what local Congress leaders are doing in Telangana. At 1 pm I was told that my concerned MLA of that area and a Congress contestant has been arrested by the police. Police said that it was preventive arrest," Owaisi said.

"At 4 pm, I was told that Congress president, in 30 cars and with 150 people, had barged into the Mir Chowk police station and pressurised the local ACP to release the Congress contestant. And then he was released," Owaisi said

"The Police will investigate, we will cooperate with them," he added. (N24India)