Owaisi brothers, 3 others acquitted in mosque demolition case

Hyderabad: The AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Lok Sabha Member from Hyderabad, and four legislators of his party, including his brother, were acquitted by the Sangareddy Court on Thursday, in a case related to demolition of a mosque 11 years ago.         

Asaduddin, his brother Akbaruddin, Ahmed Pasha Khadri, Mumtaz Ahmed Khan and Muazzam Khan (MIM legislators) got relief when the court acquitted them in the Muthangi Masjid demolition case.

It may be recalled that the five MIM leaders were booked by the police on March 16, 2005, for obstructing officials from demolishing a mosque to facilitate road extension at Muthangi village. Asaduddin had surrendered before the court on January 21, 2013, and was sent to jail after the court dismissed his petition for cancellation of the non-bailable warrant pending against him. He was granted bail later and released.

Reacting to the acquittal by the court, Asaduddin wanted to know if the Congress party, which was in power then in Andhra Pradesh, would offer apology for booking the false case against them. He tweeted that the mosque was demolished without following the due process of law. –NSS

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