Akbaruddin acquitted in hate speech case after 17 years | Hyderabad News
On April 2, 2004, the MLA during an election campaign near Chandrayangutta reportedly made an inflammatory speech, prompting the Chandrayangutta police to take action on the motorcycle and the then police sub-inspector, Ashok Kumar, filed a lawsuit against Owaisi saying he tried to arouse the public.
A case in Cr.No. 77/2004 under section 153 (A) (promoting enmity between different groups on religious grounds) and 188 (disobedience to an order duly promulgated by an official) 1860 and the 1951 law on the representation of peoples has been recorded. Later in 2010, the then PA State Legal Department (Director of Prosecutions) agreed to prosecute Akbaruddin Owaisi in the 2004 hate speech case. On June 26, 2004, the Hyderabad city police asked the government for permission to prosecute Akbaruddin Owaisi.
It is mandatory for the investigative agency to obtain prior government permission to prosecute any person registered under Sections 153 (A). An indictment was filed against the lawmaker in 2018. After hearing arguments from defense attorney MA Azeem and the prosecution, the Special Sessions Tribunal acquitted Akbaruddin, stating that he was not not guilty of the offenses with which he was charged.