Asaduddin Owaisi Accorded With Z Category Security With Immediate Effect: Report
The attack took place on Thursday when Owaisi's vehicle was near the Chhijarsi toll plaza on the Hapur-Ghaziabad stretch of the National Highway 24.
New Delhi: Following the attack on Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi’s convoy in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut, the Central Government has reviewed the security of the AIMIM chief and provided him with Z security of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) with immediate effect, news agency ANI reported quoting sources as saying on Friday.
The attack took place on Thursday when Owaisi’s vehicle was near the Chhijarsi toll plaza on the Hapur-Ghaziabad stretch of the National Highway 24. Owaisi said four rounds of shots were fired and he saw 3-4 people who ran away.
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“My car got punctured, but I moved to another car and left. We are all safe. Alhamdu’lilah,” Owaisi tweeted in Hindi soon after the incident. Owaisi saidhe saw two people – one was wearing a red hoodie while the other was wearing a white jacket.
As per reliable sources, the Government of India has reviewed the security of AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi and provided him with Z category security of CRPF with immediate effect.
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— ANI (@ANI) February 4, 2022
Owaisi will raise the issue of the security breach in Parliament. On Thursday, AIMIM leader Imtiaz Jaleel while speaking on the motion of thanks to the President’s address in Lok Sabha, raised the issue of firing on Owaisi’s car. He said there should be no biases in dealing with issues and action should be taken against the culprits.
Meanwhile, two men have been arrested allegedly for firing at the AIMIM president’s convoy when he was leaving Meerut’s Kithoudh area for Delhi after poll campaigning, police informed said. “Two persons have been arrested for firing on AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi’s convoy while he was returning to Delhi after campaigning in Uttar Pradesh. The investigation is underway,” Superintendent of Police Hapur, Deepak Bhuker said.
Elections are scheduled for February 10 in 58 assembly constituencies across 11 districts of western Uttar Pradesh, where polls will be held in seven phases. The AIMIM is contesting polls on nearly 100 of 403 Assembly seats in the state under the Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha alliance — a conglomeration of smaller parties.
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