Akbaruddin Case: Pahilwan discharged, 4 Awarded 10 Year Jail Sentence

Four of the accused in the case of assassination attempt on MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi were convicted and awarded ten year jail sentence by Nampally court which discharged the main accused Mohammad Pahilwan and ten others.

Hyderabad: Pahilwan and ten other accused in the case of attack on MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi have been discharged by the Nampally Criminal Court on Thursday. The court has convicted four of the accused.

Mohammad Pahilwan was not present at the place of the crime. Only those who were seen in the CC footage at the time of murder attempt on Akbaruddin were convicted. The court awarded 10 years jail sentence and a fine of Rs 10,000 for the accused. A2,A3, A5 and A12 were declared convicts. The case was booked under IPC sections 307,147,148 and 326. Salim Bin, Abdulla, Avadh and Hassan Bin Omar have been convicted. The attempt on Akbaruddin’s life was made on 30 April 2011.

Akbaruddin told the court that Pahilwan had been trying to kill him since 2009 when he (Pahilwan) contested the elections against him as MBT candidate. Akbaruddin had complained that Government lands have been occupied by Pahilwan and Munavar Iqbal and he asked the officials of the Revenue department to take suitable action. Omar and his son had stopped his (Owaisi’s) vehicle on 13 April 2011 when he was returning after inspecting the lands along with Revenue officials.

Akbaruddin Owaisi alleged that Pahilwan had been planning his murder since he was coming in the way of land grabbing. On 30 April 2011, Pahilwan’s gang attacked him with knives, rifles and cricket bats and injured him gravely, the MLA told the court. Hassan Yafi who came on Activa wounded Akbaruddin with his knife on his hands and stomach. Akbaruddin said he went into unconsciousness and he was taken to Owaisi hospital and then shifted to Care Hospitals.  The MLA told the court that Pahilwan and his relatives also fired at him. When he was trying to escape, Isabin  Yunus Yafi and five others attacked him with knives and seriously injured him all over his body, Akbaruddin said. He was in Care Hospitals for 20 days and he underwent three surgeries after getting discharged. Akbaruddin said his kidney got damaged in the attack and he had to go for stunt in January, 2012, to help the kidney to take iron.

But the court had evidence before it to prove that Pahilwan was not in the picture when the attack on Akbaruddin took place.

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