Akbaruddin Owaisi was attacked on April 30, 2011, by assailants with knives, who later opened fire at him.

Akbar Owaisi attack case Hyderabad HC issues notice to MLA for attackers deathFile photo
news Crime Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 08:45

In an interesting turn of events, the Hyderabad High Court issued notices to six respondents, including AIMIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, in the murder case of Ibrahim Bin Younus Yafai.

Akbaruddin Owaisi was attacked on April 30, 2011, by assailants with knives, who later opened fire at him.

Ibrahim, one of accused in the attack case, was shot dead in the crossfire that ensued when the legislator's security personnel also opened fire.

Recently, the court held four people guilty, and sentenced them to 10 years imprisonment, while chief accused Mohammed Pahelwan and 10 others were acquitted. 

The Times of India reported that Awadh Bin Younus Yafai, one of those convicted, filed a revision petition before the HC on June 9, after a lower court rejected his petition.

In his petition, Awadh alleged that Akbaruddin's gunman visited their residence at Barkas and called out all the male members of his family, to meet the Chandrayangutta legislator at the local AIMIM party office.

He further alleged that Owaisi threatened them with a gun and used filthy language, even catching hold of Ibrahim's collar and roughing him up. 

The incident allegedly took place on April 30, 2011. Later that same day, the MLA was attacked. 

The petition alleges that the police closed the case without a fair investigation, and demands that it be reopened.

There was a massive shut down in the Old City area following the attack on Owaisi, with police imposing Section 144 and stepping up security for days.

Police had also said that an ongoing property dispute was the motive behind the attack.

According to reports, the dispute involved government land at Bandalguda and Shaheen Nagar along with a graveyard at Balapur, that were allegedly encroached upon and sold by Pahelwan. On Owaisi's insistence, the administration was planning to demolish the alleged illegal constructions, which irked Pahelwan and his supporters.

The Central Crime Station, which filed the charge sheet, had named 83 witnesses.

In the FIR, the accused were charged under Sections 147 (Rioting), 148 (Rioting with Deadly weapon), 324 (Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 307 (Attempt to Murder), 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and section 27(1) of Indian Arms Act.