Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi has hernia problem in his abdomen and a bullet in his right thigh, according to his medical report that was finalised after he underwent a test at Gandhi hospital in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Owaisi, who has been booked for allegedly delivering hate speeches in December 2012, also has adhesions and one extra bone in his left forearm. He is also weak and unable to walk long distances due to pressure on right thigh as a result of bullet injuries.
There is pressure on his sciatic nerves due to his bullet injuries, which prevents him from walking long distance. The medical report of the MIM MLA further said that Owaisi suffered from fatigue as well.
Earlier, a two-member police team went to Akbaruddin Owaisi's residence in Hyderabad to work out details for his medical test on Tuesday morning after the Nirmal rural police at Adilabad district issued a notice to him to present himself for the medical examination after he evaded arrest in connection with his alleged hate speech case citing health concerns.
He was examined by a team of doctors including a cardiologist, orthopedician and a general surgeon at the Gandhi hospital amidst tight security. The investigating officer of Adilabad police was also present inside. Owaisi's personal doctors were in the hospital but weren't allowed inside the examination room.
Investigating officer A Raghu had found Akbaruddin fit enough to face police inquiry in connection with the case filed against him for the alleged provocative speech. However, the MIM legislator had informed that he was suffering from pain and had sought four days time to appear before the Nirmal police for questioning. After this, the police had on Monday night decided that he would be subjected to medical examination on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh was shielding Owaisi in the hate speech cases. Owaisi who returned on Monday morning from London where he had gone for medical treatment underwent a medical test at a hospital in Hyderabad, but the police are yet to arrest him despite two FIRs registered against him at Adilabad and Nizamabad districts. A third case was registered by Osmania University police, following a court directive after Owaisi allegedly used inflammatory language against a particular community in December 2012.
"Owaisi has to be booked and arrested immediately. Instead of arresting him, he is being given a hero's welcome. Standard operating procedure is you arrest the culprit, then produce before the court, upon court's direction, you take him to the hospital. The Congress government in Andhra Pradesh is trying to make Owaisi a hero. The Congress government in Andhra Pradesh is actively supporting him. The BJP condemns this kind of politics," said BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi on Tuesday.
The police on Monday evening also went to his residence to question him over his alleged hate speech. This came even as Owaisi filed a writ petition in the Andhra Pradesh High Court asking for a stay on arrest and filing of more FIRs on similar grounds. The High Court is likely to take up the writ petition on January 9.
Earlier, questions were raised as to why Hyderbad Police did not arrest Owaisi on arrival at the Hyderabad airport on Monday morning. Owaisi returned early on Monday morning from London to a rousing reception by his supporters at the airport and told the police that he would surrender later as he was not well.
It seems Owaisi is using ill health to get away and police are going slow on the MIM MLA. Even as the police failed to arrest him at the airport on Monday, Owaisi approached the investigating officer in Adilabad and asked for a four-day extension citing ill health. He was directed by the court to appear before the police in Adilabad district on Monday and in Nizamabad town on January 8.