2 accused gets bail in Owaisi’s house vandalism case

New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to two accused in vandalism of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi’s residence in New Delhi’s high-security Ashoka Road area.

Two accused Sachin and Vijay Kumar were granted bail by Metropolitian Magistrate Amardeep Kaur. Their lawyer, Shahsi Ranjan, had argued that they were falsely implicated in the case by police.

The Prosecution had counter argued that there were strong chances that the accused may flee.

Noting that the maximum punishment for the offence is less than seven years’ imprisonment and they have no previous antecedents, the court granted bail. There are a total of five persons accused in this case.

Asaduddin Owaisi’s residence was vandalised by a group called the Hindu Sena. According to Owaisi, the attackers were armed with axes and sticks, they pelted stones at my house, my nameplate was destroyed.

This wasn’t the first time his residence was attacked Owaisi tweeted, “There were at least 13 people, 6 have been detained. This is the third time that my residence has been attacked. Last time it was vandalised @rajnathsingh was not only the Home Minister but also my neighbour.”

Police detained five men

Five men were arrested from the scene, police said. “We picked them up from the spot and they claimed during initial questioning that they were agitated with his (Owaisi’s) comments. We are questioning them further,” DCP (New Delhi district) Deepak Yadav told The Indian Express.

A senior police officer said, “The men claim they work for the Hindu Sena in Delhi. They said they heard Owaisi’s recent speeches, and believed he had made ‘anti-Hindu’ remarks.”

Owaisi questioned Minister of Home Affairs, Amit Shah on security

Owaisi questioned if his house was vandalised, how is PM Narendra Modi’s house will be safe which eight minutes away from Asaduddin’s residence, “Election Commission HQ is right next door to my house, Parliament Street police station is right across my house. The Prime Minister’s residence is 8 minutes away. If an MP’s house is not safe, then what message is @AmitShah sending?”

In a series of tweets, he said the caretaker of his residence had been attacked, and that the men had shouted communal slogans.

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