Akbaruddin Owaisi Murder Attempt Case – 4 Convicted Rigorous Imprisonment for 10 Years

HYDRABAD: Akbaruddin Owaisi, the younger brother of Hyderabad MP and AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi, was attempted to muredr at Barkas in the old city of Hyderabad on April 30, 2011, allegedly by the members of Yafai family over a property dispute.

A city court today sentenced four persons to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment. Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge T Srinivas Rao convicted Hasan Bin Omer Yafai, Abdullah Bin Yonus Yafai, Awad Bin Yonus Yafai and Mohammed Bin Saleh Wahlan under relevant sections of the IPC and the Arms Act.

The court found them guilty on charges of attempt to murder and other offences under IPC sections and Arms Act and also sentenced them to varied terms of imprisonment besides imposing a total fine of Rs. 9,000 under different sections on each of them.

However, prime accused Mohammed Bin Omer Yafai alias Mohammed Pahalwan, who allegedly masterminded the attack on Akbaruddin, and nine others were acquitted of all the charges against them in the case.

The court had examined 83 witnesses in the case. On April 30, 2011, a group of assailants attacked the MLA, who represents Chandrayangutta constituency in Old City, with sharp weapons and firearms near the AIMIM office at Barkas.

One of the assailants, Ibrahim Bin Younus Yafai had died after he was hit by a bullet when the gunman of another AIMIM MLA Ahmed Balala accompanying Akbaruddin had opened fire in retaliation.

Akbaruddin, who survived the attack, had suffered stab and bullet injuries and underwent around 20 days of treatment at a hospital in Hyderabad following which he was discharged.

The quantum of punishment will be announced on June 30, 2017.

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