Hyderabad: AIMIM Chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday surrendered before Hyderabad police in connection with an attack on Congress leader in the city.
He surrendered before DCP (South zone) V. Satyanarana after an FIR was registered against him and his partymen for assaulting Congress leaders.
Owaisi was formally arrested and being shifted to Osmania General Hospital for medical examination. He was produced before a court in the afternoon where he was granted bail.
While Asaduddin was booked for his alleged involvement in the attack on Congress MLC Shabbir Ali on Feb 2, a case was filed against Akbaruddin after his followers allegedly assaulted M K Mahender, a BJP civic poll candidate.
Ali, Leader of Opposition in Telangana Legislative Council, had filed a complaint against Asaduddin and his followers for allegedly attacking him in Mirchowk area.
AIMIM workers allegedly attacked the leaders in the old city area in Hyderabad during elections for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.
Reports said they attacked Reddy's car and damaged its window panes and manhandled Shabbir, who received injuries including one near his eye.
The trouble started when Congress candidate Mohammad Gouse and MIM MLA Pasha Quadri got into a heated argument in Mirchowk in old city, stronghold of the regional party, following which they were briefly taken into police custody.
Reddy and Ali then reached Mirchowk Police station, where Gouse was kept in custody. Asaduddin also reached there at the same time. According to police, they resorted to mild lathi-charge to disperse the agitated party workers, who led by their respective leaders, gathered outside the station.
The incident led to tension in the area, reports said.