Owaisi surrenders, gets bail in assault case

Hyderabad, Feb 8 (IANS) A city court on Monday granted bail to MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi after he surrendered before police in a case relating to an attack on Congress leaders.

The Hyderabad MP, soon after his return from Uttar Pradesh, produced himself before V. Satyanarayana, deputy commissioner of police, south zone.

The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief was taken to government-run Osmania General Hospital for checkup.

He was subsequently produced before a magistrate at Nampally Criminal Court complex. The MP was granted bail on two sureties of Rs.5,000 each.

Owaisi and other MIM activists were booked in connection with the attack on Congress party’s Telangana unit president Uttam Kumar Reddy and senior leader Mohammed Ali Shabbir.

The MIM workers manhandled Congress leaders and damaged their car near Mirchowk police station in the old city in the presence of Owaisi on February 2 during elections to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).

The MP and others were booked for unlawful assembly, voluntarily causing hurt, wrongful restraint and criminal intimidation.

Police had already arrested six accused in the case and they were all released on bail.

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