New Delhi/Hyderabad: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday stated he was fired upon whereas he was heading for Delhi after campaigning for his get together candidates within the Uttar Pradesh Meeting polls. Nobody was injured within the incident that passed off at about 6 pm.
“Three to 4 rounds of bullets had been fired upon my car close to Chhajarsi toll plaza once I was coming back from an election-related occasion in Kithaur, Meerut. The incident was a well-planned conspiracy, however I escaped with out accidents,” Owaisi tweeted, including, “We’re all secure. Alhamdu’llah.”
The Chhajarsi toll plaza is on the Hapur-Ghaziabad stretch of Nationwide Freeway 24, and is about 55 km from Ghaziabad.
In line with an extra SP of Hapur, police arrested one Sachin, a resident of Noida, following the incident. “A 9 mm pistol was recovered from him and he was taken into police custody. An investigation is underway,” the ASP stated.
“We heard an enormous bang. One was firing from a 90-degree angle and one other was proper reverse my door. Behind my automobile had been my get together members accompanying me in one other automobile. They hit one of many shooters,” stated the AIMIM chief.
He stated the tyres of his car had been punctured and he left for Delhi in one other car.
Owaisi requested the Election Fee of India to order an impartial inquiry into the incident. “It’s the accountability of the UP authorities and the Modi authorities to conduct an inquiry. I can even meet Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on this matter,” stated Owaisi, who can be the Hyderabad MP, after tweeting the video clippings from the toll plaza.
In Hyderabad, because the information unfold there was delicate rigidity on the AIMIM head workplace at Darusalam however get together leaders placed on a courageous entrance. MIM senior chief and MLA Mumtaz Ahmed Khan stated, “We won’t be cowed down by such assaults on our chief.” He stated such assaults weren’t new to the get together and that it had made many sacrifices over the last 65 years.
Ahmed Khan alleged that the get together’s opponents — particularly the “communal forces” — had been afraid of the MIM’s rising recognition. The general public conferences being addressed by Owaisi in Uttar Pradesh had been drawing lakhs of individuals and the get together’s opponents had been unable to digest this, he reasoned.
Extra police forces had been deployed in all of the cross-roads in delicate Mallapally, Vijaynagar Colony, Darusalam, Nampally and many others.
Social gathering activists rushed in to listen to extra concerning the firing on Owaisi’s convoy in Meerut.
A few of them had been apprehensive that their chief was injured. They received aggressive when cops requested them to vacate the bottom. A bit later they left the get together workplace after confirming that Owaisi was secure.
In the meantime, the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti in Telangana, near the AIMIM, condemned the assault. TRS working president and IT minister Rama Rao responded by way of a Tweet, “Glad you might be secure Asad bhai. Outrageous & totally reprehensible. Strongly condemn this act of cowardice.”
In the meantime, late at night time, AIMIM flooring chief Akbaruddin Owaisi and Malakpet MLA Ahmed Balala reached Delhi to take inventory of the scenario.