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Owaisi moves HC over hate speech FIRs

 HYDERABAD, Jan 7 – MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, who faces charges of making “hate speech”, today moved the Andhra Pradesh High Court seeking quashing of FIRs filed against him, even as the BJP accused the Andhra Pradesh government of going soft on him.

Owaisi, who has been booked at three police stations, arrived from London this morning at the airport where a large number of his supporters had gathered.

His counsel immediately filed an application at Nirmal police in Adilabad district seeking four days’ time to appear before the police citing health grounds.

A few hours later, the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MLA, who is also his party’s floor leader in the Andhra Pradesh state assembly, moved a petition through his counsel in the High Court contending that he has been implicated in these cases due to political reasons. – PTI

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