Sunday, May 1, 2011

Owaisi’s brother shot at, critical; Hyderabad tense

Express news service
Posted: Sun May 01 2011, 01:14 hrsHyderabad:
Tension prevailed in old city areas of Hyderabad on Saturday after assailants attacked Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi with knives and then opened fire on him, injuring him seriously. The condition of Owaisi, who took three bullets, was stated to be critical till late night.
Akbaruddin, 39, is the younger brother of MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi, the Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad.
Police Commissioner A K Khan said that the incident occurred in Barkas area in Chandrayangutta from where Akbaruddin is the MLA. Akbaruddin and another MIM MLA from Malakpet, Ahmed Bhalala, were on routine rounds in the area when four persons, allegedly owing allegiance to a property dealer Mohammed Phelwan, a former party member, attacked him. They first attacked Akbaruddin with knives and then opened fire when he ran towards his car. Bhalala, who intervened, was also seriously injured but was declared out of danger later in the evening.

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