Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi was on Saturday booked for his comments on the samadhis of former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao and TDP founder N T Rama Rao, and state BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar, for his retort to it.Also Read - Hyderabad Killing: We Don't Stand With Murderers, Says Asaduddin Owaisi
They have been booked under Section 505 of the Indian Penal Code (statements conducing to public mischief), police said. Also Read - Idhar Mat Dekho, Udhar Hi Dekho: Owaisi Schools Pak Over Hijab Row, Reminds Malala Shooting
Akbaruddin Owaisi, younger brother of AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi, courted a controversy on November 25, asking whether the ‘samadhis’ of former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao and TDP founder N T Rama Rao on Hussain Sagar lake bank would be removed as he questioned the eviction drive against “poor people” residing near water bodies. Also Read - Man Who Attacked Owaisi's Car Claims He Was 'Hurt' Due To Speech By AIMIM Chief's Brother
The ruling TRS and BJP had termed his remarks as ‘inappropriate’ and demanded that he tender an apology.
The AIMIM leader, addressing a public meeting here on Wednesday in the run up to the December 1 Greater Hyderabad Municipal Elections, claimed that the banks of the lake was spread over 4,700 acres when it was built by saint Hussain Shah Wali, but was now not even 700 acres.
He said it had become a road, with shops and samadhis of the two leaders there, as also the Lumbini Park.
State BJP president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar, without naming Akbaruddin, had in a sharp retort asked if he has the guts to demolish the samadhis.