Akbaruddin Owaisi denied permission to hold rally in Pune

Pune: The Pune Police on Saturday denied permission to AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi for holding a rally at Kondhwa on October 26 ahead of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) polls.

The police have reportedly denied permission to prevent any untoward incident during the Kondhwa by-election, which is scheduled to be held on November.

Akbaruddin Owaisi is known to make controversial remarks, especially on issues concerning minorities.

Earlier this month, an FIR was lodged against Owaisi by the Kishanganj District administration for allegedly making an inflammatory speech at an election rally.

According to reports, Owaisi’s speech had violated provisions of Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CRPC) and an FIR has been lodged under Sections 153A and 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Kochadhaman police station.

He had allegedly used abusive language against all members of parliament except his elder brother Asaduddin Owaisi, who is the AIMIM chief and an MP from Hyderabad. He also allegedly made provocative remarks against BJP leaders. (ANI)