An activist from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was taken into police custody on Wednesday after he had a scuffle with Wakf Board chairman Mohammed Saleem at Haj House in Hyderabad's Nampally area.
A video of the incident which went viral on social media shows the local TRS leader, identified as Syed Maqbool, arguing with Mohammed Saleem as he leaves the Haj House.
After a particular taunt doesn't go down well, Saleem is seen rushing out of his car and charging at Syed, following which others present at the spot including security personnel try to separate the two men away from each other.
According to reports, the fight broke out over the constitution of a managing committee of the Wakf complex which had not been functioning properly.
Syed Maqbool, who is also reported to be the TRS Minority Chairman of Mahabubnagar district, asked the Wakf Chairman to constitute a managing committee for a Wakf Complex located in the districtâ€™s headquarters, which has more than 700 shops.
As the Chairman said that the official in charge was on leave and began to exit the premises, Syed allegedly insulted and misbehaved with him.
Watch the video of the incident below.
Based on a written complaint from Wakf Board chairman Mohammed Saleem. the Abids police booked an FIR against Syed Maqbool and others.
Political parties like the Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) have condemned the incident.
In an open message to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, MBT leader Amjed Ullah Khan said, "See how the Chairman is behaving with TRS party workers of Mahboobnagar District. These Muslim leaders of Mehboobnagar are with TRS since its inception and now being treated like this by an outsider in your party. Is this why Mehboob Nagar Muslims supported TRS, to be ill treated by an illiterate?"