Akbaruddin Owaisi arrested in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad, (PTI): Akbaruddin Owaisi, the controversial politician from Andhra Pradesh, has been arrested by the police. Earlier, he spent hours at a state-run hospital today. The police wanted to determine if he was well enough to be questioned by the police in one of four hate speech cases filed against him.

Earlier, Owaisi was taken to a government hospital here for medical examination after he failed to appear before police and sought more time citing ill-health.

Earlier, on Tuesday morning the Nirmal rural police at Adilabad district issued a notice to Akbaruddin to make himself present for the medical examination.

Owaisi has already approached the Andhra Pradesh high court seeking to quash all the FIRs registered against him at different police stations in the state.

Meanwhile, protests and demonstrations continued by BJP workers and VHP members at Indira Park and Alwal here and in Adilabad and Nizamabad districts demanding immediate arrest of Owaisi.

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